The mission of Palmer Home for Children is to provide superior residential care for children that introduces the love of God through service, and to extend that care to many more children in need.

Palmer Home is a Christian organization that seeks to play a part in the global symphony of efforts to embody the peace, justice, and hope of God.  We hope to be the hands and feet of God’s compassion, doing justice for those whom God loves and who cannot help themselves. We long for healing and restoration and provide each child with a family, a home, and a community. We seek to soften those hearts that have been hardened by grief, and to create in them a place “Where Hope Still Grows.”


Palmer Home for Children currently serves nearly 100 children from birth through college age who live year-round on two campuses in Columbus, MS and near Hernando, MS. Palmer Home extends counseling to the family of origin, foster care, and other family-related services.

Serving individual children as well as sibling groups, Palmer Home provides an opportunity for every child to overcome existing obstacles, build on valuable strengths, learn traditional family values, and have available the foundation to become responsible, caring adults.

Palmer Home is here to extend effective, healing help, so that hurting children can dare to hope, to dream, and to love again, all because caring friends have chosen to participate in Palmer Home’s growing outreach, prayerfully and lovingly providing financial support and volunteer help.

What It Costs

Palmer Home for Children provides residential care without charge to children who have a need for viable placement, all without regard to race or creed. In making admission decisions, we look at the severity of the child’s need and our demonstrated ability to help.

We do not require that a child or children’s family pay tuition or make a gift to Palmer Home in order for children to be considered for admission. We will not seek to recover the cost of your children’s care from you, your estate, or family members.  We are supported entirely by voluntary gifts.


Privacy Disclaimer
At Palmer Home for Children, we respect the privacy of every child entrusted to our care. While their stories are true, names and images may have been changed to protect their identities. Thank you for your understanding.