Program & Schedule

Vision of Hope commits to walk with each individual resident through every step of counseling by helping her establish a strong foundation, set goals, and successfully complete the transition to a new life.

Three Phases

Phase 1: Foundations

Each resident spends a minimum of six months in an intensive Phase One, where a solid foundation of Biblical truth is set and initial presentation problems begin to be resolved. After objective standards are met, residents may then progress to Phase Two.

Phase 2: Goals

Individual goals begin to be accomplished in this phase. Many times, residents in Phase Two work or pursue education while still living in the Vision of Hope home.

Phase 3: Transitions

Residents move out of the Vision of Hope house, either back to their home location or into a local house or apartment to slowly transition back to the normal level of assistance and accountability offered through their own local church. The goal for every graduate is that they will have had the opportunity to thoroughly resolve problems from the past, break current life-dominating habits, and live productively and Biblically in the future.

Length of the Program

A significant up-front commitment is required due to the intensive nature of the problems each girl must face and resolve during her stay at Vision of Hope.

During the application process, each resident is asked to make an open-ended time commitment to the program in order to allow adequate time to thoroughly work through issues, solidly get back on her feet, and transition back to life on her own again in a balanced and self-disciplined way. True growth takes time and a lot of effort, and that change process should not be rushed.

Most residents find that 12-18 months in the program is generally adequate, although graduation readiness is individually determined.

Meet Kate

First Day Schedule
8:00 am - 9:00 am Resident (and her parents if she's a minor) arrives and signs intake documents with staff, and says goodbye to parents / family
9:00 am -11:00 am Check in all belongings with staff
11:00 am - 12:15 pm Initial health screening, drug screen, and body check with the nurses and staff
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Meet other residents and staff; lunch
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Afternoon class
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm VOH house chores
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Help with supper prep
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Supper
6:00 pm - 8:15 pm Study hall
8:15 pm - 10:00 pm Evening activities

Frequently Asked Questions

What's required to participate in Vision of Hope?

Vision of Hope is a voluntary program and will not accept residents who are being sent against their will. A desire to get help is mandatory for all potential residents.

Due to the in-depth nature of the work that will be required while in the program, potential residents must be ready to be very honest, truly authentic, and willing to be real.

Who can come to Vision of Hope?

The young woman best suited to the Vision of Hope program is 14–28 years old, single, serious about working through her problems, and desiring to serve Jesus Christ with her whole heart.

Married women may be considered for residency on a case-by-case basis. We do not accept ladies under the age of 18 from outside of the United States at this time.

What if I have children?

While children are not allowed to live at Vision of Hope, it is the staff’s desire that any child of ladies in residence be appropriately cared for while their mothers are in the program. Residents will need to find their own accommodations for their children if they choose to keep their baby or already have children in their care.

How good does my health have to be to participate?

In all cases, the best candidate for the program should be in relatively good health and capable of fully participating in the normally scheduled events of the day. Because Vision of Hope is not a medical facility, it may not be best suited for applicants with situations requiring direct medical oversight (including some classifications of daily medications, feeding tubes, diabetics, etc).

Women who are battling anorexia may be required to restore weight to a certain level to become medically stable prior to receiving a move in date. Additionally, individuals who are currently abusing substances may be required to complete a medically supervised detox program prior to receiving an invitation to move in for help at Vision of Hope. In all situations regarding medical conditions, clear steps will be outlined by the staff during the application process.

How much does it cost to go to Vision of Hope?

We offer the Vision of Hope program at no cost to residents, except for the following room and board fees:

Phase 1: Girls and their families are asked to contribute a minimum suggested donation of $400/month during the entire time they are in Phase 1 to offset the room and board costs. Any donations are considered non-refundable.

Phase 2: Girls in Phase 2 have a required, non-refundable payment of $400/month to cover room and board.

Phase 3: Girls in Phase 3 have no room and board payment requirements as they will be living either back at home or on their own in their home location.