Saturday, August 21, 2010

Blogging for Fair Havens, 3: A History of Service.....

Blogging for Fair Havens 2010 is well underway ... a great way to help insure that more than a decade of service continues into the future. Won't you stop by and visit with BfFH leader Jimmy Patterson (you can't miss him - he's the only guy sitting atop a scissor lift, 30 feet above the Midland H.E.B. parking lot), enjoy a glass of lemonade from one of the Fair Havens staff and volunteers, and learn more about their mission?

Midland Fair Havens equips single mothers and their children for self-sufficient living by addressing their educational, vocational, spiritual, and emotional needs in residential and non-residential settings.

Their History
In 1997 a dream began with one staff member, a devoted board, and a 4 bedroom home. This faithful group felt the Lord’s call to offer hope to determined, single mothers and their children caught in difficult circumstances. They humbly stepped out in faith and welcomed the very first family to Midland Fair Havens.

In 2001, Midland Fair Havens experienced full occupancy in its housing facilities. Referrals and requests for services continued to escalate. Recognizing the desperate need for additional housing and services, the Midland Fair Havens Board of Directors initiated the “Building a Future for Families” capital campaign.

After the building funds were raised, a transitional living community was completed in 2004. This facility houses 12 single mothers with their children and provides space for expanded services to residential and non-residential clients. With the addition of a Family Enrichment Center in 2007, the needs of single mothers and children are being met even more effectively.

You are invited to learn more about Midland Fair Havens, and then consider joining them in this life-changing work.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Midland Fair Havens.
CLIC HERE to make a contribution to Midland Fair Havens.

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