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.

Transformation for the Whole Child

Hear one young woman’s story of change and hope through her experience at Palmer Home. See how our four programs empower each child to reach their fullest potential.

Services We Provide


Children live on campus in a Christ-centered family atmosphere connected to trustworthy adults and supported as they grow and develop.

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Children receive support and the connection of a family through Palmer Home’s certified foster families.

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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.

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Young adults receive guidance and coaching designed to build educational, career and life skills needed for independence.

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100% donation based.

We rely entirely on your generosity. No donation is too small, and every bit makes a real-world difference for a child in need.

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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:

Whole Story
Whole Child
Whole Team
Whole Caregiver

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.

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Know a child or family in need of our services?

It only takes a moment to make a lifetime of difference.

Help us build the heart of our home

With your generous support, the Hugh Francis Wellness Center will play a critical role in every child's development.