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 faithful team of volunteers as we follow him to accomplish the dream He gave us. Please read on to see how you can be involved!
Horse Shelter Project- Fall 2015
Thank you to everyone who participated both in the giving for and the building of a brand new horse shelter for our horses last fall. We are so thankful for a great space to shelter our horses from the wind and frigid weather we often have here in Minnesota! In the Spring of 2016, we will be siding the shelter as well as putting up a dividing wall so that we have a new tack room space as well as in indoor activity area where we can host menoring sessions during inclement weather. We are in need of about $2,000 to complete this project. Please click on the Pay Pal button below to contribute. Thank you so much for your help!
Outdoor Arena Project- June 2015
Special thanks to Go Fund Me and the 6 families that all helped raise the additional $2500 needed to fund the outdoor arena project. We are so appreciative for your contributions and help so that we can offer a safer environment in which the kids ride! We are hoping to have the arena completed by the end of July. Special thanks to the MN Horse Council for a $3750 grant to fund panels to fence in the arena! We are so thankful for their support!
Gannett Foundation- June 2015
We are excited to announce that we received our first grant. The Gannett Foundation as recommended by KARE 11 has donated $5,000 to assist Haven Acres with program expenses this year! We are so grateful for their generous support of us and the kids we serve!
Cub Foods Fundraiser- May 23, 2015
Thank you to all who came out to support us at our Cub Foods Fundraiser! We raised a total of $704.77. I'd say that was well worth our time. A special thanks to all of our volunteers that took shifts bagging groceries for the customers! We couldn't have done it without you!
Bowling for Bucks- May 8th, 2015
The 2nd Annual Bowling for Bucks Fundraiser was a HUGE success! The bowlers were able to raise a total of $6483.90 which was almost $1500 more than last year! Thanks to all who bowled and those that contributed! We are using the majority of this money to pay for a much safer outdoor riding surface for the program!
Pizza Ranch- February 23, 2015
We raised $674.83 in just 3 hours at Pizza Ranch in Lakeville. Thank you to John Brule, Manager, for allowing us to host the Tip Night! It was a great turnout and we all had a great time!
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Thank you to Brianna Overstreet for doing our first ever promo video- Summer 2014!!
Haven Acres Promo Video:
2604 Loop Rd N
Burnsville, MN 55306
Jason and Jenifer Heath
By appointment only.