Our residential programs are available when a child cannot successfully reside in a family setting due to the current family situation or treatment needs. These homes serve abandoned, abused, neglected and at-risk children and teens in Tennessee and Arkansas through our assessment center, alcohol and drug treatment program and both short-term and long-term residential programs.
Our residential group homes
and services include:
- Jane Brown Cottage
- Niswonger Cottage
- French Cottage
- Woolsey Cottage
- Virginia Cottage
- Florence Crittenton Home (Little Rock, Arkansas)
When young people arrive at Free Will Baptist Family Ministries, a plan is put in place to address their needs. Through the love and support of our trained house parents, counselors, therapists and support staff, they are shown the model of a Christian family, and help is available for their spiritual, emotional, social and physical needs. Our house parents love each child unconditionally and work to bring them to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Our adolescent alcohol and drug treatment program is an intensive 60-day module to help those dealing with addictions and addresses the treatment needs of young people exhibiting behaviors relating to the moderate abuse and misuse of alcohol and drugs. The program works with them through a wide range of techniques and with their families, as well, in dealing with their substance abuse. We are thankful the program has a very high success rate because we realize only God can change a heart. We are a Matrix certified site for the treatment of Alcohol and Drugs, meeting the fidelity measurements set forth by the Matrix Institute (providing services for maximum effectiveness). To learn more about the Matrix Institute, please visit www.matrixinstitute.org.
The goal for the young people in our programs is to transition into one of our residential homes and then, eventually, reunite with their families. If that is not possible, they go to live with one of our Christian foster families. In some cases, adoption of children presently in foster care is a possible option.
Florence Crittenton Home in Little Rock, Arkansas, offers both long-term residential and emergency shelter care. Crisis services are available for immediate intervention in emergency placement. In many situations, sibling groups are able to remain together during this turbulent time in their lives.
Free Will Baptist Family Ministries shall be committed to a zero-tolerance standard for all forms of sexual abuse/assault/misconduct/harassment or rape within its Youth Development Center facilities and contracted Private Provider Agencies that provide congregate care for children/youth and shall be committed to reducing the risk of sexual abuse, sexual harassment, assault, misconduct and rape through implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) as outlined in Public Law 108-79, Section 3. Department of Children’s Services PREA policy can be found here: Policy 18.8 or at www.prearesourcecenter.org.
For more information regarding Health, Education, Development and Support for children in Tennessee, go to www.kidcentraltn.com for a directory of services.