The youth that come to Heartland Children & Youth Homes often come from a background of trauma and may have been in foster care, adopted, or another difficult home life situation. They may exhibit defiant behavior, struggle academically, and also be in need of the Gospel. If you have a child under 15 who needs additional support and help, please call us for more information.

HCYH provide a place of nurture, hope, and accountability for children and teenagers in a loving and godly environment, with the goal of educating and equipping young people to fulfill their future purpose in life as they develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

We implement these core values into the lives of the children under our care:

•Responsibility – The ability to be accountable for ones’ behavior, attitude, situation, and decision making (1 Cor. 3:8).

•Stewardship – The ability to utilize and manage all resources God provides for His glory and the betterment of His Kingdom.

•Sanctity for human life – The understanding that all human life has inherit value and sacredness due to being made in the image of God (Gen. 1:26-27).

•Biblical character – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, generosity, gratitude and self-control (Gal. 5:16-26).

•Discipleship – Training up youth and children to be dedicated and submitted followers of Jesus by way of the teachings in the Bible, and to be active members of the Church.

•Communication – The ability to express intelligibly and comprehensively one’s position, feelings, and intentions; as well as possessing the skills to listen effectively with God and others.

•Restoration – The healing and repairing of an individual to God’s initial design for humankind; effectively restoring relationships with God, family, and others.


Coming from an alcoholic home into the Heartland youth program, Daniel found a place of peace and comfort in the Heartland Community. “So many times in recovery we think of the person and we forget about the children.” Daniel credits the people in his life who stepped up to fill a void—teachers in the school, house parents, and others. “At age 8 and 10 and 12, I needed a role model and someone to look up to. Now I want to be the person I needed when I was that age.”

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The Application process starts with filling out a placement inquiry and a phone call to learn more about our program. We would love to tell you more about what we do and see if we would be a good fit for your child’s needs. If your child is between the ages of 8-16 and you’d like more information, contact us.

Phone 573-633-5603 (ask for the Children and Youth Homes Intake Facilitator). Office hours: Monday thru Friday, 8am-4:30pm (Central)

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