Rasberry’s House of Hope, Inc., is a therapeutic Residential Group Home for adolescent girls ages 12 to 21 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, abandonment or neglect. Many have histories of being physically or sexually abused as well as prior unsuccessful residential and/or foster care placements. Many have learning and/or behavioral problems and some suffer from psychiatric disorders brought on from their earlier abuse.
The Group Home program provides girls with a safe place to live and services to meet their educational, vocational, spiritual and social needs. Their health care and mental health needs are also provided for through the program. Through intensive co
Needed guidance is an absolute must to negotiate the tricky intricacies of girlhood and the difficult issues that may arise. They are encouraged to examine their choices and shown how to become a change agent in their own lives. Through diverse programming and with the help of consistent, professional staff, the girls build solid skills and are allowed to grow through the appropriate milestones and to prepare for the transition to adulthood.
The Residential Program
Rasberry’s House of Hope, Inc., in Houston, Texas is a residence for teenage girls who are unable to live in their own homes due to significant and long-standing personal or family problems.
The girls live together in a warm, attractive setting where they interact with each other and supportive adults. Staffed twenty-four hours a day, the residence provides a stable and an affirming environment in which girls prepare to return to their homes or independent living.
The girls attend the local public school or an appropriate alternative school, share household chores, hold part-time jobs, participate in community service projects, socialize with friends and enjoy a variety of planned social and recreational activities.
In addition, therapy and counseling are offered to children so that reunification can be achieved, whenever possible.
The goal of this work is to help young girls create the best life possible fro themselves.
Adolescent girls, ages 12-21
- Program uniquely tailored to meet the needs of adolescent females
- Individual and group therapy
- Building strength of personal identity, providing self-esteem and confidence
- Employability development and placement with potential career development specialist
- Educational advocacy and support, tutoring and college preparation
- Health services
- Psychiatric services
- Assist with Juvenile Probation services
- Assist with Texas Youth Commission services
- Substance abuse treatment
- Sexual abuse treatment
- Family therapy
- Social Skills & Etiquette Training
- Speech & Effective Communication Skills Training
- Recreation and constructive use of leisure time
- Life skills training to support self sufficiency and independent living
- Social experiences
- Spiritual guidance
"Rasberry's House of Hope Inc., is dedicated in memory of my sister, Marilyn J. Rasberry, who lost her life in 1999, and whose inability to refrain from toxic and abusive relationships, resulted in her demise, and to my loving father, Joe Louis Rasberry Sr., who lost his battle with cancer in 2007, but while living, opened up our home and made it a safe haven to family and friends who found themselves in trouble. It still amazes me how my parents never turned anyone away. They always allowed room for others to have a soft place to fall."
Rasberry’s House of Hope, Inc. is a state-licensed, non profit 501(c)3 public service organization, and is classified as a public charity. During its history, Rasberry’s House of Hope has helped hundreds of children begin a new life. Its headquarters is located in Houston, Texas.
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