Honeysuckle Home is a transitional group home that will serve at-risk youth with special medical needs, age 0 to 21. Founded to bridge gaps of care during a child’s life, we will provide a safe and nurturing home-like environment with 24/7 nursing care and mental health support.
Many of the children we will care for are a part of the DCFS system due to neglect, abuse or other unforeseen circumstances. These children often suffer from diabetes, seizure disorders, brain injuries and the inability to eat, walk and talk normally, etc. However, despite their limitations, Honeysuckle believes that the children can still have a high quality of life!
Honeysuckle Home commits to supporting our staff and future residents through a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach. We are dedicated to utilizing trauma-informed, evidence-based practice that ensures each child’s social, emotional, and physical needs are met.
Honeysuckle Home believes in family and patient empowerment. In collaboration with our partners, we will help foster togetherness through education, training, mental health awareness, and structured family support services. In doing so, the goal is to establish a strong foundation for each child and family to promote the child’s ongoing health, safety, well-being, and successful transition.
Power in a Name
The Honeysuckle flower is a symbol of the bond of love. The fragrance is known to induce dreams of passion. It symbolizes pure happiness and affection. At its heaviest interpretation, the honeysuckle represents tenderness for love lost.
The honeysuckle flower represents what we wish to instill in each resident; passion for life, love and happiness, and tenderness towards all.
Meet the Founders of Honeysuckle Home
Daphne has surrounded herself in healthcare for over 20 years as a Registered Nurse. She developed her skill set in the pediatric population, with home health experiences, daycare thru high school settings, and transitional care. Her love for children is visual in all aspects of her life. She is committed to children developing and strengthening their quality of life.
As a registered nurse, Crystal has cared for patients across the lifespan in multiple settings, utilizing her skills, compassion and leadership, to deliver patient-centered care. Happily, she found her true calling in the world of pediatrics, employing empathy and evidenced based care to treat some of the most vulnerable children. In her role as a healthcare provider, she believes in patient empowerment, family and patient advocacy, and a holistic approach to care.