Dale & Nancy
Dale and Nancy Wolfe are two of the founding members of Community Teaching Homes as full time Teaching Parents.
They were trained as Teaching Parents at the University of Kansas in 1974, certified 5 times.
Dale received his undergraduate degree in Education from Wichita State and did graduate level studies in Special Education and Human Development. Dale spent six years as a trainer and evaluator for the NTFA and acted as a research assistant addressing topics related to delinquency and residential treatment.
Nancy has a degree in Social Work, and was a supervisor in a sheltered workshop for the mentally impaired. In 1995 Nancy received her LSW.
In 1986, the couple left positions as Co-Directors of a Teaching Family Program in Vermont to work with Ohio youth. They have experience as researchers, trainers, consultants, and evaluators for National Teaching Family programs. They have spent the last 38+ years as Teaching Parents.
The Wolfe Home accepts boys, ages 12 to 18. This is a family-style home where both short term youths and long term placements will experience how to live in a family while learning social skills and to control their behavior. They welcome working with the youths’ families. Youths who have moved on often seek out Dale and Nancy for help later on. Their home is packed at Thanksgiving dinner with current and past youth and their families.
The Wolfes reside in rural Delta, nestled in the middle of ten acres of wooded property. They attend sled dog races as a hobby and Dale builds Street rods. Youths are welcome to be involved.