Uncategorized

Stand With Us

Screen Shot 2015-02-28 at 10.38.17 AM

We ARE doing this… with you!  We will build The Willow House in Martin County, FL.

How can you help?  Here are a few ways…

  • Spread the word
  • Share our content
  • Volunteer at our events
  • Help us find donors
  • Visit our page & share.

#ASafePlaceForGirls #TheWillowHouse

Advertisements
Standard
Faith Based Non-profit, Residential Home for Girls, Social Services Martin County FL, Specialized Therapeutic Residential Care, Treasure Coast Non-Profit

The Visionary Behind The Willow House Vision

Screen Shot 2015-02-12 at 2.25.32 PM

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.

Nicole King_4x6 (2)

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. 

Standard
Uncategorized

The Power of Discernment

Screen Shot 2015-01-17 at 8.53.53 AM

Discernment is rarely an innate gift.

We learn by and through experiences, mentors and a willingness to grow and change from ‘the old’.

Understanding how to grow away from dysfunction isn’t easy especially when the root is family based.

Discernment with relationships is a critical life skill all people need to learn and understand.

Jim Rohn gets it right with his quote, “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.”

Be careful with the company you keep.  1 Corinthians 5:11 

Standard
Faith Based Non-profit, Residential Home for Girls, Social Services Martin County FL, Specialized Therapeutic Residential Care, Treasure Coast Non-Profit

The top 5 ways to support The Willow House in 2015!

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.

Screen Shot 2015-01-15 at 4.08.52 PM

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
$1,000-$5,000-Pollination
$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

4. SHARE.
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.

5. PRAY.
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 thewillowhouse2014@gmail.com or call 772-631-8496.

Standard
Uncategorized

Broken Crayons Still Color

IMG_0059_2

The Willow House recognizes the amazing potential of at-risk girls. A broken crayon, not at its best potential, can still create unimaginable beauty. Please help us create a home where these girls will learn that even broken, they are vibrant, made with purpose and can still color the world a beautiful place.

Standard
Faith Based Non-profit, Residential Home for Girls, Specialized Therapeutic Residential Care, Treasure Coast Non-Profit

Self Worth Matters

Screen Shot 2014-12-18 at 9.07.57 AM

Influences have shaped us all, good, bad, healthy or not.

The teen years are exceedingly hard even with healthy models in our life.

The Willow House wants to help young girls lacking healthy modeling understand they are gifted, unique and ENOUGH just the way they are!  Do you remember a time when you felt like you weren’t enough?  It’s a lonely place, an ugly place, a deceitful place that isn’t deserving!

Help us in our mission to show young girls ‘they are enough’!

[Click Image to watch video]

Standard