Welcome to Haven Acres!
Haven Acres offers a safe, country environment where hurting youth find hope, healing, and restoration through their interaction with horses and loving mentors that demonstrate the transformational love of Jesus. The design pairs one child, ages 9-17, with a mentor and a horse that work together, free of charge, each week for a 90 minute session. They will help do chores around the farm and learn basic horsemanship. They will build confidence, trust and a good work ethic. We serve kids with challenges like autism, fetal alcohol, ADHD, depression, self-injurious behaviors... We run programming from June-Oct and in 2015 added a garden for the kids to work in and chickens for them to care for. Kids who work in these areas will be allowed to take home the produce of their labor periodically. In 2015, we served 51 different kids are were able to collaborate with Minnesota Hands and Voices to expand our services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing kids twice a month. It is our desire to reach other ethnic groups and at-risk kids as well. In 2016, we are working on partnerships with organizations serving Hispanic and Somali youth and would like to see our programming to Deaf/HOH double. This is quite an adventure we're on. God has been faithful to provide a dedicated team of volunteers as we follow him to accomplish the dream He gave us. Please read on to see how you can be involved!
Sweatshirt and Long-Sleeve T-Shirt Fundraiser!
We've had several people ask about getting a Haven Acres sweatshirt, so HERE'S YOUR CHANCE! For 2 weeks, and 2 weeks only, these long sleeved shirts and sweatshirts will be available for sale online. You can choose to either have them delivered to your home for a small fee or have them delivered to me and you pick at our home. These shirts would make great Christmas gifts as well. There are three types of shirts available, and they come in youth or adult sizes. Each style comes in 2 color options. We tried to get a variety. Thanks for supporting Haven Acres!! Click on the picture below to get to the website.
Haven Acres Round-Up 2016
This year's Round-Up was a HUGE success, bringing many family and friends of our participants out to watch them demonstrate what they accomplished this summer. Free popcorn, a bake sale, and our first ever Silent Auction added to the fun plus we did a couple of free give-aways. We're thankful to everyone who volunteered to help make this event the success it was! Over $2200 was raised for Haven Acres that evening. Thank you!
Also, thank you Isabel Tomb for your amazing job shooting photos at this event!!!
3rd Annual Bowling for Bucks Fundraiser
We raised $6,473.64! Thank you so much to everyone who participated and contributed!
THE SCOOP FROM THE LOOP
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Thank you to Brianna Overstreet for doing our first ever promo video- Summer 2014!!
Jason and Jenifer Heath
2604 Loop Rd N
Burnsville, MN 55306
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