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From Shepherd's Haven website:

The story of Shepherd's Haven began with a meeting of a small group of Christian parents. The common bond between this group of parents was that each had a child who was mentally challenged. The focus of the meeting was to discuss the future of their special children. They researched vital statistics of Tennessee and found that approximately three percent of our state's population was mentally challenged. For Shelby County alone, that meant nearly 30,000 people could possibly use their help. They also considered what might happen to their own children as they, the parents, grew older and could no longer care for their children. They prayed and asked the Lord for wisdom and discernment.

What came out of that prayer was the Lord's leading to begin building homes where mentally challenged adults could live as a family. In 1991 they…

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  • Joined June 9, 2009

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From Shepherd's Haven website:

The story of Shepherd's Haven began with a meeting of a small group of Christian parents. The common bond between this group of parents was that each had a child who was mentally challenged. The focus of the meeting was to discuss the future of their special children. They researched vital statistics of Tennessee and found that approximately three percent of our state's population was mentally challenged. For Shelby County alone, that meant nearly 30,000 people could possibly use their help. They also considered what might happen to their own children as they, the parents, grew older and could no longer care for their children. They prayed and asked the Lord for wisdom and discernment.

What came out of that prayer was the Lord's leading to begin building homes where mentally challenged adults could live as a family. In 1991 they decided to purchase a beautiful piece of property in Fayette County. The 47 acres they purchased they decided to name Shepherd's Haven. After paying the land off in 1992 they began the process of working to build the first home. In August of 1996 they opened an eight bedroom home for mentally challenged men.

In February of 2006, another dream was realized. We started what we call The Haven, which is a day-program which encourages the creativity of each individual. The Haven ministers to individuals (22 years or older) by providing a safe, exciting place to have day activities ranging from work related to fun-filled experiences in a Christian setting.

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