Christian Respite Houseparents

Cookson Hills is seeking a full-time respite houseparent couple willing to serve by partnering with our primary houseparents. The ideal respite houseparent couple will fill a role similar to an aunt and uncle by providing for the daily needs of a group of kids while their primary houseparents are on “days off.” Respite houseparents work alongside other team members to ensure continuity in care, providing the holistic opportunity each child needs for a mature life.


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?
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Our Journey to Becoming Houseparents- The Spezzos

"The Lord spoke to me. He told me, “You will have many children!” At that time, I couldn’t comprehend the depth of fulfillment of that promise."


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."


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."