Raphael House

The Children’s Program and Academic Enrichment Services combined serve 625 kids each year.

Children’s Program

Creating structured daily routines is crucial to each child’s development, laying the groundwork for achieving long-term success in their personal and academic lives. We encourage children in our Residential Shelter Program to cultivate their creativity and imagination through story-telling, songs, games, dance, and arts and crafts activities. Partnering with their parents, we seek to engage the minds and hearts of the whole child, opening up around them a world to explore and experience. Our children’s programming is an interactive model of engagement in which we work closely with both children and their parents, using a combination of structure, play, and parent education to foster each child’s development, reinforce healthy family bonds, and build self-confidence. Through the Children’s Evening Program we serve at least 100 children each year; more than 85% of these children show marked improvements in their social and emotional behavior.



Our model of providing a stable homelike shelter and offering ongoing, comprehensive assistance with housing and job placement, while supporting the emotional and social needs of parents and children alike, helps to empower more than 300 families each year with the resources, personalized solutions, and support network they need to build brighter futures.

We partner with families as they work toward achieving long-term stable housing and financial independence. Ours is a nurturing and supportive process that emphasizes the importance of strong families and personal dignity. We take a highly interactive approach, customizing services for each family and each family member, but the work is collaborative. We believe each individual has the ability to achieve their own success.