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 have 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. We currently serve about 40 kids/month and
have collaborated 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. 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- July 2015
Please join with us as we raise money for our next project, a much needed additional horse shelter/ hay storage building. We are hoping to build this shelter by Sept. 2015 in order to have adequate shelter for the horses in inclimate weather. If you're interested in donating to this cause, you may donate via Pay Pal below or go to our Go Fund Me page and make your contribution there. Any help will be appreciated and every person's gift combines with others to achieve the goal. Thank you in advance!
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.
Gannett Foundation- June 2015
We are excited to announce that we have 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.