The Hope House programs for youth includes:
Weekly Successful Kids Email
- A weekly email service with tips to help families and students to become more successful in their every day life. We provide a list of community resources, including dates and times they are available as a reminder to those that are in need of assistance.
Equine Assisted Learning Program
- This program helps to develop positive character traits in our students. Through the gracious assistance of Flatrock Farms we train the students to use a wide array of techniques to deal with the seemingly overwhelming amount of issues our youth face today. Through their interaction with horses they develop a number of integral personal skills which will assist them in all aspects of life. This has become a very successful way in which The Hope House Inc. has reached out to assist the school systems of Blount County in an effort to build up the self-confidence of struggling students.
Youth IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program)
- Drug and alcohol counseling is provided to youth, ages 13 - 18 who are referred to us by parents, families, schools, or the juvenile court system. Students receive confidential individual counseling sessions as well as group and family counseling. Random drug tests are administered as part of the rehabilitation process for this program. Our goal is to help each of these students to regain a normal life, one that doesn't include the use of drugs and alcohol.
Youth Empowerment Classes
- A twelve week program designed to help teach youth positive ways of dealing with the common issues in their lives. Anger management, peer pressure, goal setting, resisting the temptation to smoke, how to say NO to drugs and alcohol, developing effective communication skills, career planning, AIDS awareness, and family relationship building. These classes are scheduled once a week and last approximately one hour each.
Please contact Shawn Carroll at (205) 625-4673 ext. 311 for more information