The house parents at Christ’s Haven for Children serve in a special way that is paramount to the success of our program. House parents are married couples that feel called by God to provide a warm and loving home to children whose families are unable to care for them. They live on campus full-time in one of the cottages outfitted for a married couple and up to 8 children. Although case managers assist periodically, couples that choose to be house parents welcome the role of being a parent to children who desperately need a home. From laundry, to helping with homework, to listening when they just need a friend, house parents support our children in the exact same ways as parents in typical families do. Being a house parent is not just a job, it’s a way of life that requires a big heart and an understanding mindset.
When house parents retire from Christ’s Haven, the Children’s Services Department diligently seeks qualiﬁed and passionate candidates to fulﬁll the mission within the home. In addition to speaking with churches who may be aware of couples in their congregation that may be qualiﬁed, we also advertise house parenting employment opportunities in various publications and on our website and social media platforms.