Teenagers feeling little hope in the past see a bright future because of Charlotte’s Hope House. These abused girls are finding a refuge and peace with a home-based education.
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Through therapy and counseling, job training, home schooling and Christian ministry, On Eagles Wings Ministries aims to help the girls overcome their pasts and move forward.
Hope House reports how they individualize each teen’s needs:
Residents of OEW Hope House are provided a home school education with a teacher who customizes their curriculum based upon their needs and assessment scores. A local Christian school conducts our educational assessments when each new resident arrives. The results, as well as previous school records, allow us to better understand her learning style and we tailor the home school program to meet her unique needs. If a resident is age 16 or older, she can participate in GED classes at a local community college, if she wants to earn her GED. She can also participate in dual enrollment at that community college to earn college credits. In addition to our homeschool program, we offer a variety of life skills classes such as financial management, cooking/baking, nutrition and health, etc. Our residents also participate in activities of their choosing such as sports, dance, karate, ballet, voice lessons, drama, art, etc.
Nurturing and healing seems to be the top priority.