The House Parent Role at Cal Farley's
The house parent couple is the backbone of our programs at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch and Cal Farley’s Girlstown, U.S.A. House parenting is arguably the toughest job within the organization.
House parent couples provide daily supervision for up to 12 children in the home or cottage. The job includes serving as positive role models who teach life skills and offer guidance, discipline and spiritual development to the children. This takes a high level of energy and the capacity to meet the demands of a large family household.
At Cal Farley’s, successful house parents come from many walks of life, represent different age groups, and display different personalities. One common theme is that they see their role as a ministry to help hurting and troubled children.
Although it is not unusual for various staff members at Cal Farley’s to serve the organization for ten or even twenty years, it is seldom that a house parent couple reaches the 10-year-mark. We have 8 sets of House Parents that have been with the Cal Farley organziation in that role for over 10 years! Their dedication and service to Cal Farley’s and their willingness to invest themselves for the long-term in the lives of the children we serve is a blessing.
FAQ’s About House Parenting