The Settlement Home for Children (The Home) is a licensed nonprofit organization that serves individuals who have experienced severe emotional trauma, abuse and neglect. We provide 24-hour care to help children in foster care access the materials and support they need to restore and preserve a permanent sense of well-being. Our mission is to promote healing and growth in children, young adults and families by providing a continuum of care, support and resources.
Each of our programs builds a foundation for children so that they can develop a set of skills and beliefs that lead to self-efficacy. The support we provide includes taking care of children’s therapeutic counseling, emotional needs and physical health, providing nourishing meals and recreational activities, helping them develop healthy relationships and supporting their academic growth. Child well-being is strengthened over time with resources like a safe, structured, caring environment and by teaching the life skills that allow individuals to live healthy, productive lives.
In 2018, we served 239 children and young adults, including 102 residents, 74 former residents, and 63 children through our Foster & Adoption Program.
Our Mission, Vision and Values
Our mission is to promote healing and growth in children, young adults and families by providing a continuum of care, support and resources. We serve individuals who have experienced severe emotional trauma, abuse and neglect.
In serving children, young adults and families, The Settlement Home for Children values relationships, diversity, leadership and learning. We provide a nurturing environment that promotes a sense of dignity and self-worth.
We value connections and recognize the importance that relationships have on our day to day work. We focus on hope and healing by seeking out opportunities to give our children stability.
We value inclusion and honor the differences of our staff, children and community.
We actively seek opportunities to develop leadership qualities within our staff members, for use within the organization and the community.
We are an innovative teaching community, where people come to experience growth professionally and personally. We strive for our staff to be well-trained in evidence-based treatment that best serves our children and families.