Cayman’s House of Hope is a faith-based program which is located in the small town of Fair Play, Missouri. Unlike many other programs, students here are integrated as much as possible into the community. Teenagers have the chance to interact with and be affected by the community as part of the life-changing experience they undergo here.
Students are provided with room and board, a structured setting, and a therapeutic approach. The aim of this program is to provide a structured and nurturing environment where troubled teens can grow to become a part of their families once again. In this process, they will have the opportunity to go to school, therapy, church, and community activities.
A central focus of the therapeutic approach here is the ownership of mistakes and choices. Teenagers are taught to acknowledge things that they cannot control, but also to make decisions based on what they can control. Personal growth through a relationship with God is the number one priority.
Staff are highly trained and experienced in working with troubled youth. There is a small staff:student ratio, as well, encouraging personal, one-on-one time between staff and students. Staff is focused on teaching these kids to become more productive and independent in order to make the best choices in the future and become able to live life with integrity.
Cayman’s House offers a Christ-centered environment centered on compassion and caring for the teenagers here. These teenagers will be held accountable for their actions and will learn how to make decisions they can stand behind. In this therapeutic environment, students will be able to grow in all areas: spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and academically.