Founded in 1968, Hope Children’s Home has rescued nearly 5,000 children between the ages of infant to 18 years of age. The type of children we care for are not juvenile delinquents, but rather children that, through no fault of their own, find themselves in a situation of needed rescue. Some of the children have simply come out of a situation where a parent just needed help.
Our home is located in northwest Tampa, Florida on 55 beautifully wooded acres of land. Our campus consist of dormitories for the boys and girls that can house a total of 80 children as well as beautiful 4,000 sq. ft. cottages that care for our younger children and allowing siblings to live together. The children live in a family atmosphere with house parents who are with them twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to give guidance and encouragement.
Hope Christian School is also located on our property and is accredited by the state of Florida, providing a private, quality, Christian education to each of our children including a well rounded sports program. Our school program begins in our Nursery through the 12th grade. Over 90% of the students who graduate from Hope Christian School will continue to college.
Hope Children’s Home receives no State or Federal funding and is entirely supported by churches, private individuals, clubs, and organizations. The faith that we exercise each and every day for our needs is a faith that is passed on to the children as they see God’s faithful hand of provision.
For over 50 years, Hope Children’s Home has taken children in and tried to make a difference in their very impressionable lives. We feel that God has called us to help rebuild the broken lives of these children and to build the bridge, when possible, between home, parent, and child. The rewards of our labor are the thousands of young people across the country who are now productive adults raising their own children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.