The onsite school at TFH is busting at the seams and needs your help. TFH is building a two classroom school with a library and gymnasium to accommodate the growing educational needs of youth in our care. Given the abuse and traumatic backgrounds of the youth at TFH, they need a specialized environment to foster learning, healing and social development. Educational services will also be available for students who are unsuccessful in the public school setting.
Five years ago, the Upper Peninsula Community dug deep into their hearts to help provide a central campus of Teaching Family Homes (TFH) that houses four residential group homes, an administration building, a school room, counseling center, and much more. The campus setting has allowed greater efficiency of operations, enhanced growth of program resources and educational and mental health services. Thanks to the generosity of the Upper Peninsula Community, our campus dream became a reality!
Our work is not done yet. As we work to instill hope in children and families for a brighter future. TFH seeks to enhance our service delivery by expanding our learning facility to increase opportunities for our children through our year-round school.
This addition to our campus will not only enhance educational opportunities, but will also provide access to reading and resource materials for youth and families in our community. The gymnasium offers a year round place for youth to play, challenge their abilities, and enhance their social skills.
With this new and exciting facility, Teaching Family Homes needs your help to purchase the necessary equipment, books, supplies and furniture needed to make this schoolhouse a place of learning, imagination and hope.
Teaching Family Homes gives hope to kids and families. Many come from situations of abuse, neglect, delinquency or crisis. We teach children and families the skills necessary to deal with their troubled past and rebuild the foundation for a safe, successful future.
Mission: The mission of Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan is to provide ethical, cost-effective care to children, families and individuals in need by facilitating self-sufficiency through the enhancement of self-esteem, skill development and interpersonal relationships.
Vision: To be Northern Michigan's foremost provider of services for children and families. To do this we will: