The children at Transform Boys Center are cared for by a team of caring professionals called Home Parents. The position of Home Parents carries a lot of responsibilities while working at Transform Boys Center. Some of these duties include transporting children to and from appointments, helping them with homework, assisting in personal hygiene, and teaching them proper discipline and our expected behaviors.
Being a Home Parent requires a lot of patience, love, passion and discipline. Most may think that loving, caring and encouraging these children would be simple but unfortunately it is one of the most challenging aspects of our job. Taking in and caring for Street boys, abused and neglected children carry many obstacles. Some of them have been the “mom” or “dad” to younger siblings. Some have never had rules or structure and many have never been loved or even understand what love is. Gaining their trust takes time, patience and work, and it is only the first step of a long journey for these children. Being able to become part of their lives is beyond rewarding. To be a small part of their success is what makes being a Home Parent worth every minute.