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!
Haven Acres Summer 2016
Our 2016 season is well underway! We have been serving 45-50 kids a week and we have been having a blast getting to know them all.
We raised $6,473.64 at the 3rd Annual Bowling for Bucks Fundraiser!
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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