A Note from Drake

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A Note from Drake

2022 was a record-breaking year for Palmer Home. Overall, we served more than 330 children, from newborns to young adults across our four service lines. I thank you for your continued support of our mission to care for and share the love of Christ to children and families in need.

The Impact of the Wellness Center

I’m writing this letter from the Dr. Hugh Francis, Jr. Wellness Center, the state-of-the-art facility on our campus we were able to open in May 2022 completely debt-free. It’s difficult to convey the impact a building can have on our ministry; the Wellness Center is much more than walls and a roof.

For the first time, children can meet with their therapists without leaving campus; family members can connect for private, secure visitations; the children and caregivers can gather in a large indoor space for fun and fellowship; and we can host events like our cherished annual Awards Night (photo right). Healing takes place in this building, and where healing happens, hope grows. We know the Wellness Center will be a blessing to children at Palmer Home for generations to come, and we thank you for making it possible.

Thank You for Your Support

In this report, you’ll learn about even more ways you helped bring hope to children at Palmer Home this year. Your support equipped us to welcome several children – including sets of siblings – out of emergency situations and into our care. We were able to come alongside young men and women and help them enroll in college, enlist in the military, and pursue a trade – forging new paths that will change their trajectory.

Thank you for partnering with us in this great work.




Drake Bassett
President & CEO


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