Residential and Cerebral Palsy Care
If you have something to do, someone to love and something to hope for, everyday becomes a celebration!
The House of Love opened residential and cerebral palsy care in 2005 to provide full-time care for orphans with cerebral palsy and other special needs that require long term care. These children have a more difficult time finding adoptive families, and so we strive to provide a loving home environment. The children receive individualized physical therapy, quality education, and specialized care to help them achieve their highest potential.
HOUSE OF LOVE CHILDREN
Our children range in age from two to seventeen and although the majority do have cerebral palsy, some of the residents are children who have 'graduated' from Specialized Care treatment, and just want to hang out with the big kids! We encourage you to visit the Meet Our Kids page to learn just who these very special children are.
The House of Love is located on the first floor of our building and includes a large courtyard and several outdoor areas. This area has been specially equipped to enable the handicapped children to move about freely and safely, and to allow them to enjoy an outdoor living environment. Our committed staff provides love and nurturing to all our children. We outfit them with individualized equipment to make them as comfortable and as independent as possible. The children often gather in the courtyard in the afternoons to play and ride their bikes and scooters... it is a wonderful, loving environment at the House of Love.
THE LEFT BEHIND CHILDREN
There are always some children in the orphanage system who are neither adopted, nor able to be placed into foster care. These are most often the children with severe disabilities — the kids who are at high risk, because they need more care and attention. Many of the children who fall into this category are the older children with cerebral palsy. These kids have a high need for one-on-one care, which is difficult to provide in an institutionalized environment. The only way to truly help is to put them to into a facility which is managed and staffed by people who are trained to deal with the needs of these kids and who have their best interests at heart. Residential/CP Careis staffed with our own carers, who are employed locally and work 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. To give these children the care that is required to grow and thrive, and to provide the quality of life that we would expect for our own children.
ABOUT CEREBRAL PALSY
Cerebral palsy is a medical condition caused by a permanent brain injury that occurs before, during, or shortly after birth. The primary characteristic of cerebral palsy is a lack of muscle control and movement. Cerebral palsy is not a progressive disease; however, the effects have been known to change over time. Cerebral palsy may cause a number of symptoms, including seizures, spasms, visual and hearing problems, hyperactivity, and learning disorders. There is not a cure; however several therapies are available for the treatment of cerebral palsy. Although living with cerebral palsy can be difficult, it is certainly possible to be successful while coping with the disorder.
Please consider sponsoring one of these very special children today!