They need our help...
Giving hope to the broken.
Watch this video to get a glimpse into the lives of Palmer Home children and caregivers.
How We Care for Children
Palmer Home uses the comprehensive approach to working with children and recognizes the multi-dimensional aspects of their lives called Whole Child Initiative.
Children often enter a Whole Child program with a significant lack of medical care, proper nutrition, and physical exercise. The Whole Child goal is to enhance a child's physical functioning by providing appropriate medical care, healthy nutritional options and exercise through extracurricular activities and safe spaces to play.
A child entering Whole Child Initiative care often has no sense of safety or security. Past traumatic experience can cause an inability to attach to a caregiver. Caregivers address a child's emotional past and encourage them to trust others, share fears and concerns, engage in healthy play, and receive love.
Children entering Whole Child care rarely have consistent educational backgrounds and often learning disabilities. A whole child must be regularly assessed for mental development and adequate educational progress. A community of caregivers, teachers and tutors must continually monitor individual children.
The Whole Child goal is to expose children to the Gospel, to the scriptures, and to God's people through words and actions, with the purpose of creating fertile soil for God's work in their lives. Spiritual care is the cornerstone because of the biblical mandates to care for orphans and rear children in the nurture and care of the Lord.