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House of Hope – Kansas City

House of Hope Kansas City is a Christian-based residential therapeutic program providing therapy and care for emotionally troubled teen girls.  They are a nationally recognized and licensed residential group home and school for teenage girls, ages 12 through 17.

HOH helps girls who are having emotional or behavior issues. The therapeutic program is designed to help girls who are struggling due to trauma, adoption, or inappropriate motivations. They offer:

  • Counseling and Therapeutic Activities
  • Structured and Accelerated Education
  • Christian Guidance and Mentoring

We are an affordable inpatient program of healing for teenage girls who have gotten off track in life. We bring about family restoration, harmony and purposeful living with a focus on a strong future for each girl in our care.

House of Hope

Kansas City House of Hope is affiliated with National House of Hope and uses a proven model, which has produced a high rate of completion nationwide. Responsibility is earned and tested as the girls work through multiple program phases. Upon completion of orientation, the teen moves into a three-phase program that rewards better choices during an average stay of 9-12 months. Residents participate in individual and group counseling sessions weekly with a licensed counselor.

Troubled teenagers are usually unable to respond properly to authority figures and cannot relate constructively to peers. To deal with these problems, House of Hope provides a loving, stable family environment in which residents are expected to accept responsibility, submit to authority and relate effectively to peers and adults. This is supported through intensive group, family and individual counseling and spiritual guidance designed to heal fractured family relationships. Daily devotions, prayer and scripture memorization are used to inspire spiritual development.

Family Environment


Your teen daughter will live with staff members and other residents in a beautifully restored home, where she will be treated like a family member. We are licensed by the State of Kansas as a group home facility, and provide 24-hour, on-site staff supervision. Guided by strong Christian principles, residents learn responsibility, accountability and community service through chores like cooking meals and doing laundry, volunteering in the urban core, and taking mission trips to impoverished areas like Trinidad and Haiti. This is all in addition to our individualized academic program, counseling and parent visitations.

Parenting support

Parents participate in family and individual counseling sessions, in-person and online, designed to heal fractured relationships. As a parent, you are expected to be fully engaged in the process and attend weekly scheduled counseling sessions, in-person and online, as well as a weekly parenting class, in-person and online, where you can find more help and support. House of Hope Kansas City requires parental involvement through in-person and online counseling, visitations and parenting classes.

Outpatient Counseling

For boys and girls not requiring residential care, there is outpatient counseling based on the same family-centered approach. Please call us at (913) 262-8885 to learn more about outpatient counseling.

Available services are offered at affordable fees.

THERAPY:  The House of Hope therapeutic program is designed to help girls who are struggling with emotions, trauma or motivations in life.

MIboarding school for troubled teensSSION: The House of Hope mission is to bring about healing in teenage girls who have gotten off track in life. Their goal is to bring about family restoration, harmony and purposeful living with a focus on a strong future for each girl student.

EDUCATION: Students attend the on-site school, Hope Academy, which focuses on the learning needs of each of the students. Classroom instruction meets the requirements of the State of Kansas, and students can even earn a high school diploma if they enter the program as a senior. Field trips are scheduled to provide hands-on learning and opportunities for teens to serve in their community.

GOAL: The House of Hope goal is to help students get back on track and provide a smooth transition to their next educational setting. Most students are behind their regular grade level when they come to House of Hope because of poor attendance and lack of motivation. Hope Academy seeks to provide a safe, caring, Christ-centered environment where students can best develop the academic skills and character necessary to successfully rejoin their families and communities.


House of Hope strives to provide top-quality, affordable care for hurting adolescents and their families. They focus on the following cognitive behavioral therapy issues for teenaged girls:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood disorders
  • Defiance
  • Others

boarding school for troubled teensHouse of Hope provides a structured phase system. Each phase has an increased expectation of responsibility of the prior phase level. By learning trust, teens will also be earning privileges. Privileges increase with each level. Privileges are important for teen’s personal growth and maturity as a young woman. It is important to use these privileges with maturity and responsibility. Staff will evaluate your teen’s growth to determine promotion to the next phase.

Throughout the House of Hope program, teen girls and their families experience the transforming power of love.  Through Christian counseling and education, teenagers learn the tools to overcome negative influences and becoming functioning and contributing members of society.