Living Hope Community Care Centers, LLC. (LHCCC) was founded in 2015 to help address the unique needs of youth with behavioral health challenges; we exist to create caring, safe, and loving homes for Arizona’s youth. Our mission includes creating a welcoming environment for young people with a variety of behavioral health needs. Our founder and his family have been foster and adoptive parents for many years and have worked with youth in care organizations and faith organizations for over a decade. 

Our therapeutic approaches are rooted in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) evidence-based practice developed by Dr. Karen Purvis and Dr. David Cross out of Texas Christian University. Dr. Purvis and Dr. Cross found that children and youth who have experienced foster care or orphanage-rearing have often experienced complex developmental trauma, demonstrating an interactive set of psychological and behavioral issues. TBRI is a therapeutic model that trains caregivers to provide effective support and treatment for at-risk children. TBRI has been applied in orphanages, courts, residential treatment facilities, group homes, foster and adoptive homes, churches, and schools. It has been used effectively with children and youth of all ages and all risk levels. 

LHCCC is licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services as a Behavioral Health Residential Facility authorized to provide counseling, medication services, assistance in the self-administration of medication, and restraint. LHCCC uses restraint to ensure the safety of the client or another individual during an emergency safety situation; only after other available less restrictive methods to control the client's behavior have been tried and were unsuccessful. The restraint lasts only until the emergency safety situation has ceased and the client's safety and the safety of others can be ensured, even if the restraint order has not expired. Our home is approximately 4500 sq. ft. with ten bedrooms located in San Tan Valley Arizona on nearly 1/3 of an acre. The yard at our home is expansive and has plenty of room for relaxation and beautiful trees and mountain views. The house has plenty of living space for activities including piano lessons, art lessons/therapy, exercise coaching from certified trainers, nutrition management, and age-appropriate leisure activities. 

LHCCC's focus is to provide a structured, nurturing environment for youth, ages 12 to 18. The primary goal of LHCCC is to improve or stabilize youth to treat presenting treatment needs. We provide 24-hour awake staff coverage with behavioral health technicians and paraprofessionals. Each treatment plan is based on a holistic approach that a client will achieve the client’s potential through exposure to a warm, inviting, and structured environment. Each treatment plan is unique to meet the needs of a particular client. We strive to motivate our youth toward a positive, healthy future with a positive culture, caring staff, thorough medical treatment, individualized psychotherapy and education, and numerous activities helps create an increased sense of self-esteem. Because many of the students who come to us have experienced significant trauma, our treatment team is specially trained to address these issues within our safe, structured,and nurturing environment. Staff set the tone for behavior by role-modeling appropriate behaviors along with fairness and consistency in the administration of LHCCC rules and expectations. 

Medication services include daily monitoring by the medical staff of self-administration of medications, monthly medication assessment, and monitoring by scheduled appointment, prescription renewal, and monthly or as necessary psychiatric services. 'The medical staff also provides information about the benefits, risks, side effects, adverse reactions and alternatives to the medication to each child and her parent or legal guardian.

Special Admission Criteria may include: 

A mental health or substance abuse diagnosis on Axis I
Minimum full-scale IQ of 70
Client must be willing to accept treatment
Must be stabilized before admission if they are actively suicidal, homicidal, delusional, or psychotic

All admissions will be reviewed by administration, medical, and clinical teams on a case-by-case basis with the goal to turn no child in need away. 



We are passionate about what we do and strive to provide the best services and home environment in the state. Helping children grow into fully functioning, contributing members of society is at the heart of what we do!