Projects: Victory Children's Home
To the Breaking Point and Back
Started back in 1984 as a non-sectarian and non-denominational home for troubled youth,
Victory Children’s Home in Port St. Lucie, Fla., has maintained its original objective of providing a highly-structured atmosphere to help rehabilitate children with behavioral and drug problems, low self-esteem, out-of-control anger and other issues. However, close to two years ago, VCH president Dr. Alan L. Weierman was inspired to make some drastic changes to the program’s operation.
Victory Children’s Home is now a Christian residential treatment program for boys that utilizes a military style boot camp component to instill a doctrine of discipline. The teenage boys who come to the home are placed in a tough, rigorous, environment designed to remold and turn around their lives using lessons from Scripture and military training.
The program and its unorthodox ways has come under fire recently with accusations of child abuse and an investigation by Florida’s Department of Children and Families. Despite these recent hurdles, VCH continues with its unique behavior modification program, promoting traditional Christian values and changing lives.