As society continues to change, Sunnybrook continues to alter its services to meet the complex needs and future challenges of children. Our current profile of programs reflects and addresses the unique circumstances, demands and needs children experience in today's broken world.
Sunnybrook Children's Home provides youths from ages six through twenty with a safe, loving structured home environment. Christian houseparents provide for the basic physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each child.
Sunnybrook Children's Home seeks to meet the spiritual needs of each individual child. This may include daily devotions, creative activities in the home and community, regular worship service attendance, youth rallies and summer camps.
The children at Sunnybrook Children's Home receive Christ-centered counseling from a Licensed Professional Counselor motivating them toward emotional and relational healing.
The Social Services Department at Sunnybrook Children's Home collaborates with each child's legal guardian to identify their unique strengths, abilities and needs. Individualized treatment plans are developed to address their biological, psychological, social and educational needs with the ultimate goal of helping the children reach their maximum potential and providing a solid foundation on which they can build a bright and productive future.
Sunnybrook Children's Home recognizes that children who succeed academically are more likely to become vocationally successful adults. Our children attend schools within the Madison County Independent School District and we work closely with the teachers to keep educational excellence as a priority. Children who have special academic needs are provided individualized tutorial services.
Our residents also have the opportunity to participate in Independent Living classes that focus on issues such as employment, higher education, housing, relationships, life skills and health utilizing the Ansell-Casey Life Skills Assessment Program. These areas are of great importance to our children who are transitioning from the group home environment into an independent living situation.
The Sunnybrook Ranch is a beautiful 200-acre tract of land located in Madison County just a few miles from the main campus. Our award-winning ranch program is directed by Timothy R. Waldrop who oversees every aspect of ranch operations. Registered cattle are raised on the ranch to provide show calves for the 4-H Club members. Children are taught vital skills through the raising and showing of cattle that will benefit them throughout their lives. Through the years, the Sunnybrook children have won a host of awards in this program, but the real prizes are the responsibility, teamwork, showmanship and sense of accomplishment they take away from this program.