Edgewood Children’s Ranch is seeking Houseparents who have a heart for children and are called to the ministry of caring for young people. Come join us on the local mission field as a Houseparent! We believe the parenting role is an important part of helping the children we work with live a purposeful and transformed life.
Since 1966, Edgewood Children’s Ranch has been helping children who struggle with behavior issues created by past traumatic experiences transform their lives. Our program has helped over 5,000 children get a second chance for a better future.
The goal of Edgewood Children’s Ranch is to help children struggling with behavior issues created by traumatic experiences in their past find hope and walk in the fullness of the Gospel of Christ. Our residential program provides children in Central Florida with love, structure, behavior training, and a Christian education helping them to live a purposeful and transformed life.
Edgewood Children’s Ranch is a 501(c)(3) organization offering behaviorally challenged children a fresh start through a Christ-centered approach to education, behavioral training, and spiritual development. Children ages 7-17 are invited to be a part of our program regardless of race, religion, ethnic origin, or ability to pay. Students live in age and gender-appropriate homes with house parents who offer love, structure, fun, and hope. Our affiliated school features a low student-to-teacher ratio and individualized curriculum giving students an active and accountable role in their own advancement and success.
Who Makes A Good Houseparent Couple?
Houseparenting is one of the core positions in our mission to help hurting children find hope and walk in the fullness of the Gospel of Christ. The couple that take on this role will be responsible to encourage and mentor the spiritual development of the children in your care. You will model what a mom and dad should be in a healthy home environment. Most importantly, you will love on these children that need a caring heart more than anything.
Houseparents come from many different family backgrounds, education levels, career and financial backgrounds, ages, skills, and personalities. Married couples join us as newlyweds, parents of young children, and empty nesters. The one thing they have in common is that each of these couples is on a mission to serve and help hurting children to have a better life.