Crossroads Hope Academy

About Us

Crossroads Hope Academy is a home and charter school for foster boys who have had multiple failed placements in the Florida foster care system.

 

Making the transition from family life – even dysfunctional family life – to foster child is an unimaginably difficult proposition. Some kids have substantial complications for which the current foster care system is not well equipped to handle. These kids get moved from failed placement to failed placement. Their esteem suffers; they fall behind in school or drop out; many end up homeless.

 

Crossroads specializes in these cases with boys between 12 and 18 years of age. At Crossroads we take these boys in and offer them a stable home – for most it is the first stable home they have ever known. Crossroads has specially trained staff, counselors, and teachers who work to retrieve these kids from despair, help them grow, and then transition into well-adjusted and self-sufficient adults.

 

Crossroads became a fulltime foster program in 2013.  Becoming a foster kid is never one of choice; no kid chooses to become a foster kid. These kids are in need of guidance, support and love – and they find this at Crossroads – and from you, our community. We cannot adequately thank you enough for the support you have shown our Crossroads family.

 

Crossroads would not be successful without the financial and volunteer support of our community. Providing the level of interaction, intercession, and care these boys need is much more costly than it is to meet the needs of kids who have not gone through their trauma. These costs are recouped by society ten-fold in the future as we break the cycle of government dependence, crime and irresponsible behavior which so often befalls kids who are otherwise abandoned.

 

We must never forget that these are just kids – we cannot abandon them.

Helping Kids Find Their Way

Our program offers a unique combination of education, treatment and behavioral services that provide a sense of normalcy for kids whose lives have been anything but normal. Youth are provided the opportunity to transform their lives through positive and motivating programming that inspires learning, leadership, and personal growth.

 

Caring, positive role models at Crossroads Hope Academy provide our youth the tools they need to transition into a successful home placement or an independent living program. Working together with biological families, foster families, adoptive families and community resources.

 

To achieve these goals, Crossroads Hope Academy offers:

 

Comprehensive Mental Health Services

  • Anger Replacement training

  • Substance Abuse Counseling

  • Trauma-Focused CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

  • Gender-specific Treatment

  • Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

 

Behavior Modification through a Rewards-Based System

 

Individualized Academics provided by:

  • 2 Teachers

  • 2 Assistants

  • 2 Vocational Instructors

 

Vocational and Employability Skills Development

  • Casey Life Skills

  • Industry-recognized Certification Courses

 

Hands-on Learning through Experiential Opportunities

Crossroads Hope Academy

45991 Bermont Road

Punta Gorda, FL 33982

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Tel: 941-575-5790

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Crossroads Hope Academy is a 501 (C)(3) Charity

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION (CH52196) AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES ON THEIR WEBSITE (www.800helpfla.com) OR BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE