10 Ways to Honor Memorial Day

1. Display the American Flag

2. Observe the National Moment of Remembrance.

3. Share a Tribute on Social Media.

4. Visit Gravesites.

5. Explore a National Battlefield or Memorial.

6. Explore History.

7. Watch the National Memorial Day Concert.

8. Visit a Veterans Home or Hospital.

9. Support Military Families.

10. Learn More.

5 Patriotic Sites to Visit With Your Teen

Summer is here! Warm weather, pool parties, barbecues and more. Even better? Planning that much-needed summer vacation. You can impart a sense of belonging and patriotism in your teen all while having a blast on a family vacation!  We’re sharing 5 patriotic sites you can visit with your teen this summer, and we’ve included some travel tips from staff members

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Dear Mom of Teens…. A Note of Encouragement

Dear Mom of Teens, Much has happened since the day you first brought your little one home from the hospital. What once seemed so overwhelming—nighttime feedings, endless diaper changes, teething and all the unknown—may now seem like child’s play in the face of raising a teen. Once referred to as ‘Mommy’ in a high-pitched voice, you’re now ‘Mom’ and not

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Welcome to the Place Where Hope Grows 

Hope is in full bloom at House of Hope!   As part of our residential program, House of Hope has implemented a new life-skills training component into the spiritual and practical elements of our healing process. Research has found that the act of gardening can be a powerful tool in the healing process of those dealing with trauma. Along with providing

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10 Ways Hugs Can Transform Your Teen (and You!) for the Better

She had been angry and violent, and no one could figure out how to reach her. When she came to House of Hope as a hurting and troubled teen, Cheryl didn’t want to comply with any rules and continuously fought with her housemates, even becoming violent. The house staff, who are trained to handle challenging teens, had tried everything, but

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5 Ways to Protect Your Teen from the Depression Epidemic

It’s too serious to ignore. The rate of teen depression has reached record-breaking heights, with a whopping 59% increase between 2007 and 2017 alone. And that was before the detrimental effects of the COVID lockdowns, which impacted teens significantly more than any other group. Today, almost 6 in 10 teen girls (nearly 60%) feel a persistent feeling of sadness or

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