My Hope Lives

Serving Youth at Risk

Three adolescents sitting on a fence

For almost 40 years, we have been serving the needs of at-risk youth—boys and girls ages 10-21. Almost all (98%) have suffered abuse, neglect, or abandonment. At the King’s Ranch Campus of King’s Home, we provide loving homes, spiritual development, educational assistance, and counseling for these young lives.

 

Anthony’s Story

 

Anthony came to live at King’s Home in March of 2011.  He was angry, full of bitterness, and extremely rebellious against all authority figures.  Anthony was “mad at the world”.  He was disappointed and offended by the hand he had been dealt in life and lashed out at everyone around him.  Because of this behavior he had not been successful in any of his prior placements.  Like many teenagers at King’s Home, this was the final stop and opportunity for Anthony, or he would be in a “lockdown facility”.

Anthony has matured greatly since coming to live at King’s Home.  He has dealt with much adversity in his life, but through it all he has persevered and achieved success.  We are very proud of Anthony’s accomplishments and love bragging on him!

Anthony recently graduated from Shelby County High School and earned an Ambassador Scholarship to Jefferson State Community College.  He is in the process of transitioning from one of our youth homes into our Transitional Living Program.  He will continue to receive the support system he needs to help ensure his future success.

If you ask Anthony what made the difference; what that defining moment was when he knew he wanted to choose a different path – he will tell you it wasn’t a single moment.  It was a multitude of moments modeled for him every day at King’s Home.  The unconditional love and support he received from his house parents, even when he wasn’t being very loveable.  It was knowing, regardless of any mistakes and failures; he would still have a place to call home – King’s Home!