Children from ages birth through 17 and whose needs are consistent with licensing standards and admissions criteria are eligible to apply for admission to Pleasant Hills Children's Home. Children are eligible to remain in residence after age 18 if they are attending school. The Home encourages young people to obtain a higher education after highschool.
No child is denied admission because of race, creed, religious affiliation or financial status.
Pleasant Hills Children's Home is prepared to provide assistance to:
• Children who are neglected or homeless.
• Children whose parents must be separated from the family due to medical or psychiatric problems, or incarceration.
• Children whose family circumstances do not allow the family to adequately care for them.
• Children whose families are experiencing a crisis, such as stepparent conflicts or family involvement in drugs and alcohol.
• Families facing financial problems or crisis.
• Children suffering from the trauma of physical, verbal or sexual abuse or abandonment.
• Children whose parents or conservators are afflicted with health conditions that prevent them from maintaining full responsibility for the child.
• Children whose parents are deceased.
• Parents and children who have decided that a "separation time" is a prerequisite to family healing.
• Children who need training in social skills, peer interactions and authoritative relationships to function on a more proper level and exhibit age-appropriate behaviors.
• Children who are experiencing mild emotional problems or are having difficulty making proper choices when faced with negative peer pressure.
• Children who are experiencing moderate learning disabilities or moderate school problems.
• Children who are oppositional and periodically express their anger and pain through verbally hostile episodes.