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How We Serve

For Our Families...Hope Alive's four-phase goal-directed program helps resident families develop life skills and resources to achieve self-sufficiency in the community.

Phase I: Assessment and Orientation (first 30 days)

  • assessment of each family's needs
  • time for stabilization and orientation to the program
  • resident mothers work with case manager to establish goals

Phase II: Residential Work Phase (up to 23 months) Resident mothers participate in structured programming such as:

  • vocational, educational and independent living skills training
  • classes in financial and health management; relational, spiritual, and child development
  • job preparation to secure and maintain employment

Phase III: Transitional Phase (last 30 days of residency)

  • resident mothers focus on developing their family's after-care plans
  • preparation to move into a home in the community

Phase IV: After-Care (one year)

  • successful transition to independent living in the community
  • continued support from Hope Alive

Daily and weekly schedules include education, employment, counseling, life-skills training, and family time both on- and off-site. Families live in community, sharing responsibilities for meal planning and preparation and household chores. Staff members are available seven days a week to provide support and to oversee household management, safety, and security.

For Our Children...Hope Alive's children's ministry is committed to providing a safe, stable, nurturing and stimulating learning environment where biblical values are embraced, explored and encouraged leading to a greater stability of the child and family unit. Loving care and developmentally appropriate activities are offered to maximize the child's growth and development, and to enrich the relationship between the parent and child.

On-site licensed age-specific programs are offered for infants through fifth grade:

  • Abba's Angels serves infants, toddlers and preschool-age children, six weeks through age five. Three and four year-olds may participate in Head Start and Frederick County Public schools' Pre-Kindergarten programs. Structured programming includes literacy, math, science, and social studies activities, gross motor skill development and outdoor play.
  • King's Kids serves children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Program activities include homework, tutoring, arts and crafts, music, computers, games, outdoor recreation and field trips.

Additionally, middle and high school youth are provided with opportunities for developmentally appropriate activities and structured programming.