Hope Academy

Intensive Outpatient Program


House of Hope Kansas City is excited to announce our newest therapeutic program designed to serve Kansas City metro area families

The Hope Academy, Intensive Outpatient Program

For this unique group of teens and families, House of Hope KC is excited to offer The Hope Academy-Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) beginning in January 2022.  This IOP will leverage a similar therapeutic approach and regimen currently used in our Residential program, but the client would be able to continue to live at home.  Here are a few more details about our Hope Academy.  Complete the inquiry form at the bottom of this page or call our office for more information on how to enroll your daughter.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who is The Hope Academy uniquely designed to serve?

For some teens who have experienced trauma, abuse or neglect in their past, weekly or bi-weekly counseling may not be enough therapeutic support to provide the kind of healing a family desires for their teen daughter.  At the same, a residential program may be more intensive than what a teen might require.  Whether your daughter has been experiencing challenges to her mental health from bullying, divorce, death of close family member, relocation, or a traumatic event, The Hope Academy IOP will be designed to assist teens, ages 12-17, begin the healing process in a safe, therapeutic environment where they can continue their academic progression.

Where is HOHKC’s Hope Academy located?

Our Hope Academy is located on our main campus at

7040 Antioch Rd. in Merriam, KS

and therefore centrally located to serve families all around

the Kansas City metro.

When is The Hope Academy offered?

We offer The Hope Academy Monday-Friday during the

Fall and Winter/Spring semesters of the traditional school year,

August – December, January – May. 
The exact calendar is set each year to make allowances for holidays.  

The school day will be from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm each day.

How much therapy would my daughter receive if she were enrolled in The Hope Academy?

Each student would receive 3 therapy sessions per week – one Individual counseling session, one Family counseling session, and one Group Counseling session.  In addition to these weekly sessions, students will receive occasional specialized therapy, like music therapy, art therapy, or adventure therapy.  To read more on the various types of therapies used by our counselors check out this link to our webpage.  In addition to weekly Family Counseling, parents will also be expected to participate in a weekly Parent Education group.

What is the educational platform used for The Hope Academy?

House of Hope Kansas City partners with the Basehor-Linwood (KS)

Virtual School to provide a safe, accommodating, and comprehensive

education. Our teachers work diligently to assist the students to do the

best they can. Each student has their own class schedule to meet their

specific educational needs.

How long would my daughter be enrolled in The Hope Academy?

Every student’s healing journey is unique.  However, our plan is that your

student would remain in our program for a full semester to allow the maximum

amount of therapeutic effectiveness while also providing easier transition back

into your original school district after she completes the program.  If the parents

and counselor felt like your student should remain for one more semester, that

decision can be determined at that time.

Does The Hope Academy provide transportation?

We do not provide transportation to our facility at this time.  Parents will be able to drop off and pick up in a 15 min. window from the start and conclusion of the school day.  Transportation will be provided for any school day therapeutic activities and/or field trips.

How much does The Hope Academy cost?

Our tuition is very affordable considering the amount therapy your student would receive and is on a sliding scale based on income.  Parents can pay monthly or can pay for the semester in full.

How do I start the enrollment process?

You can start the process by completing the ‘Contact Us’ form below or calling our

Admissions Counselor at 913-262-8885

Our Counseling Staff

Vicki Bartholomew, LSCSW | Counselor

Laurie White, LSCSW | Counselor

Rebecca Randall, LPC | Counselor

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