House of Compassion is a non-profit residential treatment facility for young men ages 12 to 21. With an emphasis on personal growth, education and quality care, we have recognized immense success with treating youth who have experienced various forms of neglect, abuse, and trauma.
We pride ourselves in providing a unique program and living experience for the youth we serve. HOC maintains the structure and trauma-informed practices of a residential setting while providing a nurturing and home-like living environment. This balance allows us to not only focus on treatment goals but also enhance the lives of the young men we encounter as a whole.
The mission of House of Compassion is to provide quality care to youth by identifying potential, setting performance goals, and offering consistent emotional and mental support.
House of Compassion opened on May 5th, 2012. Our founder, Erika Peterson “Miss Erika” dreamed of a program that would improve lives and make a significant impact in the community. Originally named D.A.S.E. House of Compassion, the program has embraced the simpler: House of Compassion (or HOC) but continues to operate with the same core values that our founder instilled into our culture. After 14 months from the time we opened, our founder, Miss Erika, lost her long battle with breast cancer. Her family and friends have committed themselves to carry out her vision and legacy.
When you visit HOC today, you feel the energy and warmth that Miss Erika desired for our program. In 2017, Sheldon Neal (Erika’s oldest son and Program Manager) expanded the program with an older youth home. To pay tribute to our founder, we nicknamed our main home Peterson House. Our newer home is nicknamed Beaird House after Amy Beaird, a CASA volunteer that inspires us with her enormous efforts.
HOC continues to excel in supporting children to reach their goals and overcome their obstacles. As we continue to expand, we thank you for your commitment to our program.