Christian Houseparents

Cookson Hills is accepting applications for full-time houseparents willing to serve by partnering with families to give children love, education, and healing. The ideal houseparent candidates fill a surrogate parent role by providing for the daily needs of the child. Houseparents work alongside teachers, social workers, and other team members in specialized therapeutic setting to ensure we are providing the holistic opportunity each child needs for a mature life.


• Married Christian couple
• Teachable, team-oriented, organized, and even-tempered

Houseparents FAQ


  • Fulfilling service
  • Rewarding opportunities
  • Cash compensation
  • Food, housing, and utilities
  • Challenging responsibilities
  • Health and retirement plans
  • Christian environment

General requirements:

  • At least 21 years old
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Baptized believer
  • Active participant in a New Testament church
  • Relatively debt free
  • Physically fit and active
  • No more than four children in the home
  • Pass a thorough background check


Interested in houseparenting at Cookson Hills?
Start here!


Why We Became Houseparents – The Goffs

"I cried over my previous lack of understanding and care available for older children who were out of the “cute and cuddly” time of their lives."


Life as a Houseparent

We build deep relationships and hope that one day we will get enough of the puzzle together that we can start to see God’s big picture for our children’s lives.


My Story of Hope – Bri

"What I had been doing before Cookson Hills was affecting my future... I had to change; I needed to grow up... people here helped me want that for myself."