Children are admitted to Hendrick Home between the ages of five and 15. The children come from all socio-economic backgrounds. During their stay, the Home is responsible for all the children’s needs, i.e. medical, dental, clothing, etc. The average stay is seven years, but many of the children remain through their college years.
While at Hendrick Home, the children learn fundamental responsibilites through their performances of daily chores, taking employment opportunities, and involvement in public schools. They attend college with the aid of the Home’s “After Care” scholarship program. The children are encouraged to be involved in extracurricular activities such as piano, football, basketball, cheerleading, band and 4-H.