How We Operate
Our ministries are an extension of Christ’s love.
Faith is the basis of what we do. Faith enables those who come to us lost and broken to lean on God when they need Him most. We do our part, offering our children and families grace, hope, healing, and tools for success, while leaving room for God to do His work.
We help those in need help themselves.
Negative family environments that foster neglect, abuse, and poverty are often cyclical—our goal is to break that cycle and inspire generational change. However, we don’t just hand those we serve a future; we support them and teach them how to achieve it themselves.
We remain focused on family.
You can’t “structure” a child into better behavior; you have to “relationship” them there. In addition to working with children in crisis, we strive to restore families whenever possible.
We help children from hard places recover from trauma.
We use Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI), a systematic and therapeutic approach, to help children and their families heal from complex developmental traumas. This trauma-informed intervention allows us to get to the root of the problem with the goal of a lasting positive result through highly personalized care.
We never charge a fee for our support.
We are proud to be able to offer our services and programs at no cost to any and all children and families in crisis who are eligible. Children At Heart Ministries is blessed to have long standing partnerships with state funding sources, however we’re funded primarily by generous donations from our local communities.