who we are
The mission of 4Families is to come alongside and equip, empower, engage, and encourage parents and their youth who are facing difficult challenges. 4Families began after seeing many families were frustrated as they grappled with the challenges of a child making wrong choices.
We PARTICULARLY specialize in helping families with problems that have developed with their teens who were adopted as YOUNG children.
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 4Programs to see what we can offer to you and your family.
FAMILIES WHO NEED OUR PROGRAM
Because of today's constant press of potential temptations--from peer pressure at school to enticements of the internet at the push of a button--we know there are many land mines that even great parents must navigate around in their efforts to encourage and empower each child. It is our opinion that no family is immune to the residue of bad choices that may trip up youth. For this reason, it is our desire to come alongside the parents of youth. We have both the expertise and experience of raising a difficult child and can empathize with your situation.
TYPICAL FAMILY PROFILE
Target families are those who are having trouble with their youth, but are not ready to send him/her to a residential facility. These families:
- Understand that it is not just their youth that needs to be "fixed"
- Realize that 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
TYPICAL STUDENT PROFILE
Each youth who is involved in our programs will be evaluated on a case by case basis and may be experiencing one of more of the following:
- Diagnosis of a mental health behavior issue, such as ADHD, ADD, RAD, bipolar tendencies, and/or depressive disorders
- Demonstrating self-harming behaviors, such as cutting
- note that we will not work with youth who have attempted suicide or have suicidal tendencies, except in unique circumstances
- School suspension or problems in school
- Lack of interest in school, poor grades and/or behind in school work
- Antisocial behavior at home and/or at school
- Defiant, apathetic, and/or disturbing behavior at home
- Possible drug use
- note that we will not work with a student who has a drug or alcohol addiction, except in unique circumstances
- Increasingly disturbing obsession with video games, internet, or pornography
- Legal troubles, such as conviction for misdemeanors or possible felony
- note that we will only work with those youth where it appears that the felony behavior seems to be a one-time behavior
- Pattern of negative behaviors
Can we help you?
A youth that is out of control is one who doesn't appear to have the ability to function within the established boundaries of a home or other societal structures, such as school and church. Regardless of the reasons behind the behavior, intervention may be needed and a course of action must be taken to assist the family from eventual implosion. The ultimate goal is to work with families before they are at a point of desperation.
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 program, please fill out our Inquiry Form or contact us 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.
All contributions to 4Families, Inc. are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Please contact our office if you have any questions.