Admission & Placement

A life-changing commitment for the teen and the entire family, a refuge for healing teens.

Hope Harbor is not a quick fix or crisis intervention.  It is a commitment for the entire family.  Prayerfully consider program requirements and expectations before submitting application materials for the Hope Harbor program.

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Hope Harbor is a private, voluntary placement program sought by the teen or parent.  Referrals by the legal system, probation, social services or other facilities may be considered if family will honor participation requirements.

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Hope Harbor is a life-changing commitment for the teen and the entire family

Application Materials

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Submit application online here.  Scroll to the end of this page for a downloadable print version.

Placement Application
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Submit release online here.  Scroll to the end of this page for a downloadable print version.

Release of Information
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Submit $150 non-refundable application fee securely  below, or mail a check to location site.

Placement Application Fee

Admission to hope harbor

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Admission Process

Admissions Process is generally as follows:

  • Initial phone or email inquiry  
  • Telephone Interview between guardian(s) and intake staff
  • Submission of Admission Application, Release of Information, and Application Fee (links above or download and print below)
  • Application fee is $150 (applicable to account if placement occurs) and does not guarantee interview or intake
  • Upon review of application, an on-site family interview may be scheduled for guardian(s) and teen 
  • Placement will not occur the day of the interview, and the interview does not guarantee placement
  • Families are notified within 3 business days with decision

Exclusions and Requirements

Teen Requirements

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  • Age 12-17; gender by site population
  • Reside within 3-4 hour driving range site
  • Mild to moderate emotional or behavioral issues
  • No alcohol/drug dependency, no active suicidal threats, not pregnant
  • No history of sexual offense or perpetration
  • Commit to program duration
  • Other limitations may occur; exceptions situationally 

Parent Requirements

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  • Reside within 3-4 hour driving range of site
  • Attend weekly on site counseling and parenting class
  • Agree to contract, forms, handbook
  • Participate in mail, phone calls, visits, passes, reviews, conferences
  • Consistently pay pre-arranged tuition
  • Positively support your teen and family healing
  • Commit to program duration of 12-15 months


Exclusions

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  • We do not treat current drug or alcohol additions; these must be addressed by detox prior to placement  
  • We are not medically equipped for pregnancy
  • Med and health issues are coordinated off site with medical providers who bill costs incurred to parents and insurance
  • We are not a quick fix, short term, respite or crisis center; program duration is approximately one year

Downloadable Application Materials

If you prefer to print and mail the application materials, downloadable versions are available here.  Please submit your $150 application fee with these materials to begin the application processing.

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