Collins Children's Home
What Makes Us Unique?
Collins Children's Home is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides a residential home for children between the ages of birth – 21 who have been abused, abandoned, neglected, or are otherwise unable to live with their families.
We serve children in the community based on their needs, not their family’s ability to pay.
A Focus on Individual Needs of Every Child
We do more than provide safety, shelter, and meals. Each child receives comprehensive care – physical, educational, spiritual, and emotional. We work closely with parents and grandparents or other relatives to develop an individualized plan for each child’s unique needs.
Each children's cottage attends a local church and is involved in its youth programs. Children attend local public schools and benefit from tutors at Collins Children's Home. If a child is behind academically, their tutors work together with houseparents, teachers and the child to help improve their academic performance.
We have a wonderful counselor working with our children's emotional needs to help them process their past, present, and going forward.
A Nurturing Family Atmosphere
The “group home” model we have developed creates a Christian family atmosphere where Christian couples serve as parent role models and provide a structured home where eight children live together as siblings. We feel this, not only provides immediate support for children in distress; it teaches them how to live in a family. They learn how to get along with others, express and settle differences, and develop relationships.
The need for family, the need to belong – and to care for others in return – is a very basic human need.
Built on a Strong Christian Community
Within a community of Christian values, Collins Children’s Home cares for children and supports families in an atmosphere that instills feelings of acceptance, safety, permanence, dignity, and joy while teaching important life skills and a work ethic that will enable them to be productive members of society.
To every child – I dream of a world where you can laugh, dance, sing, learn, live in peace, and be happy.