Lakeland Girls Home

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What Is Lakeland Girls Home?

Lakeland Girls Home is an organization offering fifteen months of residential care for girls, aged twelve to seventeen, who have problems with life management skills. These girls are usually upset, angry, and rebellious who are struggling with school and family relationships. At Lakeland Girls Home, they are empowered with the necessary life skills in order for their family relationships to be restored. The girls are motivated to finish their studies and recover their self esteem.

Located in Lakeland, Florida, Lakeland Girls Home is residential discipleship program with 40 beds for troubled adolescent girls. The center has a screened-in pool, an inter-campus athletic department, and a host of physical activities.

Lakeland Girls Home Program

The Lakeland Girls Home Program is a Christ-centered, disciplined, and highly structured program which concentrates on personal responsibility, pastoral counseling, academic achievement, scripture knowledge and spiritual growth. While in the center, the girls are taught how to apply Biblical principles in their everyday living.

Aside from spiritual growth, the adolescent girls are also inspired to work on their academic achievement. Most of them begin to develop a new found inspiration in finishing college while some qualify for scholarships. Every month, the girls have one-on-one counseling sessions with pastoral counselors at least twice while they also have small group sessions weekly.

The girls can stay in the Graduate House after finishing the program so that they can complete their high school studies. Because of this, the parents encounter lessened potential for past problems from resurfacing because of the unfavorable environment in high school. Respect for others and personal responsibility are also inculcated through the Christian Character Qualities, which the girls learn in the program. Core values such as Christ-like compassion, respect for authority, and obedience are also instilled.


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