The Lifehouse ministry seeks to provide loving, Christ-centered homes for unwanted or abandoned children in order that they may be raised in the nurture and admonition of the Lord and become productive citizens and faithful members in the local church. Unlike many children homes and orphanages, which have the feel of an institution, the Lifehouse ministry takes a family-oriented approach. By maintaining Dominican house parents and limiting the number of the children to no more than 12 children per home, the Lifehouse ministry can better focus on the spiritual, physical, educational, and emotional needs of each child. The Lifehouse originally started with a boys home started in the mountains, which was later moved to San Pedro de Macorís. Two boys who grew up in that first home have joined the DR Vision as teachers at The Palms. Currently, the Lifehouse consists of a girls home, with plans to expand the number of homes as Visionland (46 acres of ministry property) is developed and funding is secured for the operation of additional homes.