Easter is a joyful time! Relive the resurrection of Jesus in your life. Just as He has spread His love and peace to mankind so should we. With His death, we have been redeemed and with His resurrection, we are promised eternal life. Alleluia! Alleluia! Christ has risen!
As you prepare for Easter season, Haven House would like to remind you that because of community support, families are being reunited with their children, redirected in their life choices by exposure to positive goal orientated programs, encouraged with Biblical counseling and inspired to give back to others after receiving the love of Jesus in their needs. When we meet them in their pain, their hearts soften and their defensive mindsets relax so that restoration can begin. What more fitting symbol of Jesus’ teachings in the Easter season than to give something of yourself in His name to those that need it the most.
FEED-BACK from our former participants is what keeps our staff and volunteers going. The following testimonies were written by two parents of recent graduating families.
A FATHER SAID:
… I came to Haven House almost two years ago… in order to have my children returned to my custody. I came here with a bit of a chip on my shoulder, thinking that I only wanted to be here for a short time, get a job and get out. After a few months of being here I started to realize that things were not going to be as easy as get in and get out… So rather than go against the Haven House program I decided to accept the program, and once I did that it was almost like everything just started falling into place for myself and my family. That was when I started to realize that I was grateful that the Haven House is here and grateful that they had given me a second chance at doing this program…
I never would have imagined that I would still be here almost two years later with a new vehicle, my kids back, a good paying job and getting ready to move into a house. Thank you Haven House and thank you everyone that is involved with this amazing place for everything you do and everything you continue to do.
A MOTHER OF THREE SAID:
When I moved into the Haven House I had nothing but my car and a storage shed. I was living in my car bouncing from house to house, putting myself in not so safe places. My kids lived with their grandparents, I only saw them on the weekends. ….along with moving into the Haven House I have been clean and sober from drugs and alcohol.
While living in the house I have gotten to have all 3 of my kids given to me. I have built a better relationship with my kids, instead of working 24/7 I have learned to take time to care for my kids. I have managed to pay off 5 of my credit cards and become more financially stable. Currently, I am one month ahead on all my bills and my kids still have money in their savings account.
My goal is to plan on living in the same house for 5 years maintaining a good record with the housing and keep up on all my bills financially… I plan only keeping positive people in my life. Keeping a drug and alcohol free home and to continue building a better relationship with my kids…
Haven House programs focus on families with children. In the past two years, we have implemented our Child Development programs which include youth group, Holy Listening, counseling and homework club. Since opening five years ago in April 2011 we have provided over 55,000 shelter nights to over 370 persons including over 190 children!
We operate 12 months a year and are open 24/7 – our families live here full-time.
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