Life on Life Mentoring

While there may be some sweeping gesture that could impact youth, such heroic efforts usually fail to reach those who are numbed by life’s disappointments. We have learned that it’s often the small, everyday interactions that shape a life. This form of mentoring has three main components: Love, Model, and Coach. Youth today are used Read more about Life on Life Mentoring[…]

Building Trust with Teens

How does Glenhaven build trust with teens? There is only one way to build healthy trust: you must be trustworthy. As one of our core values, Glenhaven demonstrates Trustworthy Care by consistently doing what is right and needed. This can be as simple as providing a healthy meal every day. It can also be as Read more about Building Trust with Teens[…]

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?[…]

Passing the Mantle of Glenhaven’s Leadership

For the past seventeen years, God has given Lori and me a unique opportunity to see and be a part of his mission; to know him and to make him known. We have been blessed by so many of you. We have stood on mountaintops and walked through darkest valleys. One constant has been the Read more about Passing the Mantle of Glenhaven’s Leadership[…]