Application Process

Basic Care

In the Basic Care program, we help children who do not require psychiatric counseling or lock-up facilities. The applicants should be without deep-seated behavioral problems so they are able to function well with other children of remarkable character. They should generally have the potential to do average to above-average school work with the propensity to extend their educational experience beyond high school. Referrals come from grandparents, school counselors, and often times, concerned friends.

Application Steps for Basic Care:

  • Initial telephone call or visit with Mr. David Perkins, vice president for Child Care Programs
  • Evaluation test
  • Preplacement visit
  • Admission

Admission requires an agreement between Hendrick Home for Children, the legal guardian, and the child. A 90-day probation period for the child and the Home determines if placement is in the best interest of the child.

Family Care

Hendrick Home helps single parents and their children who would seem to benefit most from the services offered, and who will work most tenaciously toward the goals of the program. Each parent is given a plan of service with their goals in mind. Continuance in the program depends on how well the goals are met. Selection is competitive.

Application Steps for Family Care

  • Initial telephone evaluation with Mr. David Perkins, vice president for Child Care Programs or our Family Care Supervisor
  • Application completed and returned
  • Applicant may be invited for interview if all is well on application

To initiate possible placement, please contact our Child Care Office.

David Perkins, LCSW-ACP, Vice President for Child Care Programs                           Email:  |  Phone:  325-692-0112 or 800-777-0219 or

Erin Seabourne, LPC, Clinical Director | Email:  |  Phone: 325-692-0112, ext. 115 or 800-777-0219 or

Lisa Parks, Administrative Assistant for Child Care Programs  |  Email:  | Phone:  325-692-0112 or 800-777-0219