RESIDENTIAL CARE

Are you in need of a loving “home away from home” for your child or family member?

Consider our residential care program at Connie Maxwell Children’s Ministries. We accept referrals from any concerned person who knows of a child in need of a safe, stable, Christian environment. Our children attend school and are encouraged to participate in extracurricular school activities. Education is essential, and through a partnership with our local school systems, we have teachers available on campus to tutor children and help improve their academic performance. In addition to counseling, emotional and spiritual support, our children learn other life-skills, such as good work habits and money management.

Are you in need of a loving “home away from home” for your child or family member?

Consider our residential care program at Connie Maxwell Children’s Home. We accept referrals from any concerned person who knows of a child in need of a safe, stable, Christian environment. Our children attend school and are encouraged to participate in extracurricular school activities. Education is essential, and through a partnership with our local school systems, we have teachers available on campus to tutor children and help improve their academic performance. In addition to counseling, emotional and spiritual support, our children learn other life-skills, such as good work habits and money management.

We know that, sometimes, kids just need to be kids.

That is why we offer an abundance of enrichment activities, such as organized sports, an equestrian program, arts and crafts, summer swimming, bike riding, and other activities. 

 Additionally, Connie Maxwell’s Adventure-Based Counseling program uses physical and mental challenges in an outdoor setting to build group communication and problem-solving skills as well as individual confidence. Many organizations, schools, and businesses have used the course.

 

AT A GLANCE:
  • Children live in roomy, family-style homes with live-in staff

  • Children attend school and participate in extracurricular activities

  • Homework center and tutoring by local teachers are available

  • Intensive programs are offered to strengthen the relationship between child and family

  • A Comprehensive Care Plan is established with each family

  • Each child receives Independent Living training beginning at age 13

  • Can accommodate school-aged children

  • We are a Level 1 (Low Management) care facility

Want to learn more about Residential Care at Connie Maxwell?

If you are interested in learning more about our residential care program, we encourage you to give us a call. We will schedule a consultation on our Greenwood campus or one of our satellite locations. Our family service workers will assist you through every step of the application process and answer questions you might have about residential care. Please contact Campus Administrator Randy McManus at (864) 942-1421 or randymcmanus@conniemaxwell.com or complete the form below.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If I place my child with Connie Maxwell, will you make a report to DSS?

We are not connected to DSS, and we don’t report parents just because they place their children with us.

When a child is placed with Connie Maxwell, do parents lose custody to Connie Maxwell or DSS?

No, we do not take custody of or involve DSS with the children placed in our care.

Do parents lose their right to make decisions about their children, including when they are discharged back home?

Parents are included in decision making for their children, and they can decide when they are discharged unless Connie Maxwell chooses to discharge the child for safety or behavioral reasons.

What things do we consider when determining whether or not to place a child?

We have to consider the safety of the children already in the cottage. Our cottages are family-like, and we accept children who can function in a home environment. We want children to be able to attend school. Willingness to be placed on the youth’s part is a factor.

Are most of the children there because they have been in trouble?

No, children at Connie Maxwell are not placed with us because of “bad” behavior.

Why are children placed at Connie Maxwell?

Most of our children are placed by their families who, for whatever reason, aren’t able to care for their children at the time. Grandparents that are having difficulty (financially, health issues, physical ability) raising their grandchildren, or providing assistance with disrupted adoptions.

Is there any cost to the parents if their child is placed at Connie Maxwell?

No, the parents do not have to pay for the child to be placed here.

If a child is placed at Connie Maxwell, can parents call and visit with them?

Yes, parents can call their children often at the cottage and can schedule weekend home visits. Visits may need to be arranged around activities (sports, trips, etc.) the children are involved in with the cottage or school.

How long does a child have to stay when they are placed?

Two different programs can place a child. The Crisis Program can accept children quickly, and the child can stay from 1 to 90 days, depending on the needs of the family. Our residential program focuses on longer-term placements. A child can remain in that program as long as their situation requires, even through high school graduation and beyond.

FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT:

Randy McManus

Campus Administrator

(800) 868-2624 or (864) 942-1421

randymcmanus@conniemaxwell.com