About Us


Who we are

The mission of 4Families is to equip, empower, engage, and encourage youth and families who are facing challenges. 4Families began after seeing many frustrated families as they grappled with the challenges of a child making wrong choices.

We PARTICULARLY specialize in helping adoptive families.

Our programs are Therapeutic-Based and Christ-Driven. Though we know we can change a youth’s mind, it is our conviction that only Christ can change their heart. Changing one’s mind is temporal, but changing one’s heart is eternal.

We invite you to check out our programs to see what we can offer you and your family.

For The Challenging Child: Do you have a child who is ‘demanding rigorous attention’. This child may be exhibiting serious behaviors that are a detriment to your child and your family. For more information on The Challenging Child, click here. We recommend that you begin with our Family Blueprint section.

For The Capricious Child: Do you have a child who seems to be ‘acting on impulse’? This child may be making bad choices by acting without thinking and you are trying to figure out what to do. For more information on The Capricious Child, click here. We suggest that you check out The T.O.P. or The T.O.P. Flex programs.

For The Checked-out Child: Do you have a child who sometime seems to be in ‘a melancholy state’? This child may be dealing with something as simple as boredom or as serious as bullying at school. For more information on The Checked-out Child, click here. You might want to check out Charis Woods Academy, Charis Woods after-School or Charis Woods Summer.

For The Collective Child: Do you have a child who is ‘needing continual support’? This child may have special health needs or disabilities that make their situation unique. For more information on The Collective Child, click here. Again, you might want to check out Charis Woods Academy, Charis Woods after-School or Charis Woods Summer.

For The Curious Child: Do you have a child who often challenges the status quo by ‘playing outside the box’? This child may need an environment with the freedom to create. For more information on The Curious Child, click here. A good place to start might be our Charis Woods after-School.


Target families are those who may be struggling with what to do with a child, whether the problem is large or small. These families:

  • Understand it is not just their youth that may need assistance.
  • Realize there may be pitfalls in their parenting that can be adjusted to assist in the family’s overall success
  • Are humble and willing to do what it takes to make changes in their own lives as parents

Can we help you?

An unhappy child, no matter the circumstances is a child that needs a change; sometimes it is something as simple as a change in atmosphere that helps a child overcome the melancholy they may be experiencing.  Other times, their mental health may be challenged and more significant action needs to be taken to ensure that healing will occur.

Whether it is the melancholy child or the challenged child, we have the expertise that can assist you in pulling your child back from the edge of whatever problem they may be facing.

If this is where your family is today, then 4Families may be able to assist you. Even if we end up not being a fit for you and your child, we can assist you in finding the best options for your current family situation.

Note that 4Families does not accept or deny any youth or family based upon their ability to pay for our services. If you would like to find out more about our programs, please call us @ (844) 54-FAMILY or e-mail kent@4families.org  and we will be in touch with you shortly.

4Families, Inc. is a public charity exempt from federal income tax as an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.