Where Hope Grows
For more than 125 years, Palmer Home has empowered children in critical situations to reach their true potential by providing restorative environments that support healthy development and nurture resilience.
Services We Provide
Children live on campus in a Christ-centered family atmosphere connected to trustworthy adults and supported as they grow and develop.Learn More
Through our Foster Care program, children receive support and the connection of a family through Palmer Home’s certified foster families.Learn More
Infants of mothers in prison receive nurturing care with the goal of reunification. Staff and caregivers also offer support for mothers in prison and after release.Learn More
Young adults receive guidance and coaching designed to build educational, career and life skills needed for independence.Learn More
100% donation based.
We rely entirely on your generosity. No donation is too small, and every gift makes a difference in the life of a child.Donate Now
Whole Child Initiative
Our proprietary approach to care provides a trauma informed, holistic, and relationally centered foundation and guides all that we do. We seek to help vulnerable children overcome trauma and position them to thrive in home, school and community life. Whole Child Initiative operates through four core principles:
Children’s needs are best understood and met in the context of their history and the impact it has on their life. Taking into account their full story allows us to respond appropriately.
Children with a history of trauma have unique physical, emotional, educational, social, and spiritual needs. Each of these must be addressed for healing to begin.
A collaborative team of caregivers, staff, community professionals, and the child’s family members come together to develop a trauma responsive plan of care.
Healthy relationships with children require healthy caregivers. We equip our caregivers with regular training, relevant resources, respite and ongoing support.
Because of you, their future is bright.
From full-time positions to volunteer roles, your service can make a difference for children and families who urgently need help.Get Involved
Dr. Hugh Francis, Jr. Wellness Center
The Dr. Hugh Francis, Jr. Wellness Center is a 25,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that welcomes all to Palmer Home.
With classrooms, counseling suites, therapy rooms and recreational areas, the Wellness Center provides a space for hope and healing in accordance with our Whole Child Initiative.
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