The quality of care varies, and we have established a nine star standard as follows:

1. A stable and accommodating environment that is loving and nurturing; staffed by regular and attentive caregivers.

2. A comprehensive wellness program that provides appropriate nutrition and health care.

3. Access to education and vocational training.

4. Counseling and mentorship from a qualified adult.

5. Adequate safety and child protection protocols.

6. Respectful and dignified treatment of children.

7. The option to live with a suitable family.

8. Orientation to spiritual principles and age appropriate practices.

9. Opportunity to thrive.