How much does it cost to care for the children?
$132 per day. The Mississippi Department of Mental Health requires one (1) staff person for every five (5) children and a minimum of two (2) direct care workers in a cottage at all times when there are children present. Hope Village is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Many of our children have special needs and require one-on-one therapeutic attention. For this reason, our staff includes many professionals with specialized college degrees and paraprofessionals who are trained to deal with traumatized children. Licensing requirements also include continuous, specialized training throughout the year.