Why bother?

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” – Benjamin Franklin Did you know this famous quote was originally about fire safety? It also applies to our work with families. To protect their identities, I’ll change names and blend details from a few families we have worked with recently. Michael is a 12-year-old Read more about Why bother?[…]

Why does Glenhaven invest in prevention?

The need is greater than you might think… Nearly half of Arkansas children (44%) live in homes with just one or no parents. More than one in four Arkansas children (28%) has had at least two significantly adverse experiences. (i.e. abuse, homelessness, etc.) On average, 11 children in Arkansas are placed in foster care every Read more about Why does Glenhaven invest in prevention?[…]

The Great Commission: What’s Glenhaven’s Role?

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” Matthew 28:19-20a (ESV) I believe that every worthy endeavor has its foundation in this Great Commission. Truly, this is the Read more about The Great Commission: What’s Glenhaven’s Role?[…]

Responding to Sexual Abuse in Your Community

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Alexis Jordan and KATV Channel 7 News about the recent Faulkner County arrests of men suspected of targeting minors online for sex. Check out their story, including a short video clip, here. Sexual predators are just one of the many dangers that youth face in Read more about Responding to Sexual Abuse in Your Community[…]

100 Ways to Make a Joyful Noise

Reaching more children and families in a healthy and sustainable way “I just referred a family to you.” Scott Taylor, Director of the Conway Ministry Center, is a great ministry partner and frequently sends people our way. “They need a home for their son,” he continued, “and the first place they applied said they charge $15,000 a month Read more about 100 Ways to Make a Joyful Noise[…]

February 2016

2016: A year of REgeneration! Merriam-Webster defines regeneration as “a spiritual renewal or revival.” We know from Scripture that the Spirit of God is at work in and through us, renewing our minds and reviving our hearts.  lenhaven exists by the grace of God to witness this regeneration in the lives of children and families in  istress. We do this by REstoring families in Read more about February 2016[…]