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Let Jesus be your reason everyday. Thank you for supporting #ASafePlaceForGirls in Martin County, FL.
Merry Christmas from The Willow House.
So many of you have blessed us with your interest in the mission of The Willow House.
The Willow House WELCOMES you! Teen girls struggling isn’t new but our support in Hobe Sound is!
Did you know we have an upcoming race in Hobe Sound, October 10th 7a.m.?
Come… walk or run. Oh, and ask a friend.
It’s good for you, good for Willow and for girls in our area that need someone to be there.
Not interested in your cardiovascular health – fine. Donate $5 – $10 – $20 bucks here >Any amount will help.
If you know someone who owns a business & you think they would want to support us, mention us. Or, if you own a business and want to support us, please reach out.
Lastly, if financially you cannot help, then please like us on Facebook and share us with your friends.
Support looks different to everyone and we welcome all of it…we welcome you. You are the reason we are gaining momentum to provide a ‘Safe Place For Girls‘. You are helping to spread the word and for that we are ever so grateful!
501c3 Founded in Christ.
Each of us possess unique gifts and talents as well as habits, hurts and hang-ups. Often our most profound lessons come from the hurts and hang-ups experienced along our life’s path. From these we choose. We choose to grow or we choose to be the victim. When hurts and hang-ups are a result of childhood circumstances outside the control of youth, the effects can be devastating.
Children that have been exposed to volatile home environments start life with a crumbling foundation. The fact of the matter is life is hard and just because a woman decides to bring a child into the world, doesn’t mean she is equipped to be a strong role model. Some people do not possesses the tools necessary to raise a healthy child and far to many home environments are toxic, perhaps one the mother has no control over. Brokenness begets brokenness, it’s a cycle but it doesn’t have to be so. Victims can choose recovery!
Stories of redemption and healing are vast. The Willow House’s very own Board of Directors have story after story of how they themselves or someone close to them triumphed over adverse odds. From broken homes to broken parents to toxic choices, they all share one commonality: acceptance, redemption and healing. For them, it’s on going, growth always is a progression, a choice to always be learning, growing, and changing.
The vision behind The Willow House was a personal one for the Executive Director, Nicole King. Nicole came from a supposedly well-adjusted home from the eyes of the world. Her father, a physician and her mother, at the time, a ‘stay-at-home’ mom. When Nicole was twelve, her world turned upside down. Her parents divorced and her life changed drastically. As Daddy’s little girl, Nicole felt as though her identity had been ripped from her in an instant. The remaining adolescent years were tumultuous and reckless. Nicole had identified ways to fill her ‘heart shaped box’ within her soul with drugs, sex and a co-dependency that knew no boundaries, at least until she found the Lord at the age of twenty-six.
Nicole was in her second year of Graduate School when God’s grip reached her and forever changed her heart. Accepting God’s unconditional love after years of longing for it from the broken relationship of her parents resulted in a transformation that can’t be fully explained in words. So her actions shall speak for her. God has filled her heart with a desire to establish The Willow House, A Safe Place for Girls. Please help support THIS mission!
Nicole King comes to The Willow House with a Master’s in Family and Child Sciences from FL State University. She has been in the health and human services field for over 20 years. For the past 10 years she has been and currently is operating a local non-profit.
We all have goals we’d like to accomplish this year. Most of these are probably personal or professional. However, how about considering one that will help others? We have a great opportunity for you to do this by supporting The Willow House. There are many ways that you can help us to better the lives of young at-risk girls. Read about our mission and consider committing to one or more of the following in 2015! Here are our top 5.
1. DONATE ANY AMOUNT.
We are in need of funds to acquire land, build our house and develop our residential and program services among others. Click HERE to support us right now! No gift is too small!
2. JOIN OUR GIVING TREE.
Help us with a specific amount and be a part of our Giving Tree. You can mail a tax deductible check to: P.O. Box 1366 Stuart, FL 34995.
$50 – Seed
$100 – Germination
$500 – Seeding
$501-$999 – Adult Willow
$5,001 + – Fertilization
3. SPONSOR A GIRL.
Change a girl’s life for the better by becoming her sponsor and give her a chance to experience all that The Willow House has to offer.
$3,600 – Sponsors one girl’s total program for a month
$43,000 – Sponsors one girl’s total program for a year
Share this blog with all of your friends and family and support our social media sites. Please LIKE us on Facebook and visit the page often to read about our news.
Please pray for our progress. The sooner we establish The Willow House the sooner we will bring restoration and hope into the lives of so many girls in need. Phil 4:6 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Need more information? Email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 772-631-8496.
How important is hope to you? Is it what keeps you going through the many challenges of life? Most would undoubtedly say yes. Hope is powerful because it not only gives us purpose, it drives us, inspires us and motivates us to do more.
All of us can recall a time in our life when we seemed to be void of it. Those are the times that we would love to forget. Although it’s inevitable that every one of us will face serious challenges – to our health, to our prosperity, to our sense of wellbeing, it’s essential that we choose hope over fear.
We believe at The Willow House that hope should stay alive as long as we are breathing. And, the more we exercise hope today, the better equipped we’ll be to survive and thrive in our darkest moments.
So, how do we keep this hope alive? We believe meditating on God’s word is a great place to start. The book of Romans is one that is filled with some of the greatest verses in the Bible. And, when it comes to the topic of hope, it provides many verses that can inspire you.
Through his word, God can fill your heart with hope every day and we want to do the same for the girls at The Willow House. We want them to know that whatever their circumstances are, there is always hope for the future.
For some of these girls, becoming hopeful won’t be easy and it won’t be quick. However, with continual love, prayer and most importantly words of encouragement, we believe that their lives will transform for the better. Nothing gives people hope like a dose of encouraging words delivered from the heart!
But that’s not all we want to give our girls. We also want to make them feel accepted, appreciated and protected. It is our “hope” that you too will help us in our efforts. Your participation is vital as we try and build ‘A Safe Place For Girls’. Click HERE to support us today! No gift is too small!
The Willow House Team