Hope House was founded in 1973 to provide a home for children in need. Some children come to Hope House with mental, physical, or emotional challenges. Most have experienced multiple placements, family losses, foster care, and failing or failed adoptions and have exhausted all other options for help. Nearly all have serious attachment issues. They come to be loved and cared for and are provided with a quality education and an opportunity to succeed where they have experienced little but failure. Our mission is to help these children feel safe, reunify them with their families where possible and appropriate, to and give them the tools they need to become contributing members of society. Hope House is licensed by the state of Idaho to provide a safe home for up to forty-four children aged 5-17.
Hope House also provides transitional housing for a number of young people aged 18-21 who are still in High School, College, Vocational training, or who may still need a little maturing before they are ready to launch out on their own. Additionally, Hope House provides a permanent home for a number of special needs young adults who have grown up at Hope House, but are not able to live on their own.