A Note from Drake

May 7, 2024

Dear friends,

Finally, our ministry to serve incarcerated mothers brought peace and comfort to families navigating the challenges of separation.

Palmer Home Awards DayAs we celebrate 128 years of service, we reflect on the remarkable progress of Palmer Home from a single building orphanage to a multifaceted ministry with four care settings, a dedicated staff, and a national reach.

This year alone, we served children from 12 different states. Despite the changes, our mission remains the same: to provide superior care to vulnerable children while introducing the love of God through our service to each individual child. Children, like the recent graduate pictured here, who enrolled in college to pursue his dream of becoming an entrepreneur.

Thank you for being part of this progress and growing with us. We are grateful for God’s sovereignty and protection of this mission, and we look forward to serving more children in the years ahead.

I am incredibly grateful for another year of growth at Palmer Home! Faithful supporters like you rallied around our mission, and together we were able to serve more than 280 children and families this year.

Across our four service lines we celebrated birthdays, reunifications with family members, foster family placements, adoptions, and graduations. We welcomed 31 new children who are already making strides in their journey at Palmer Home. Our goal is to provide a safe home for children, along with opportunities that allow for physical, emotional, spiritual, and educational transformation. Every step of the way, you were with us, making these opportunities possible with your gifts and prayers.

Our Campus work program continues to evolve, now offering children the opportunity to discover new interests and learn the importance of hard work. Children ready for permanent family placement are beginning a new chapter with the wonderful Foster families we recruit, train, and support. Young adults in our Transitional program are engaged in school, new jobs, and learning to live on their own.

Drake Bassett
President & CEO
Palmer Home for Children

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