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Garden Therapy

MSCH Garden Therapy –

Helping youth connect with nature can help heal wounds, open them up to new experiences and broaden their view of the world and how they fit into God’s extraordinary creation.

It has been proven that using one’s hands to dig and feel soil can release stress. The ability to extract weeds and to make way for new growth is a powerful parallel to the human spirit. To observe the beauty that derives from nurturing, pruning, fertilizing, watering and good soil, allows all of us to have a deeper understanding of hard work, compassion, forgiveness and the blessings of staying planted on rich, firm ground.

This summer, as we embark on a new season of preparing, planting, nurturing and reaping a bountiful harvest, we will focus on obtaining life lessons that God generously bestows upon us.

In Matthew 13 Jesus shares the parable of the farmer that sowed seed that fell on poor soil and the advantages of producing crops on “good soil”. He shared this illustration to show, those that listened, a valuable lesson of choosing a successful path in life.

The horticulture program teaches the children of Mountain States the skill of preparing the soil, planting seed, watering, pulling weeds, and general maintenance to give the plants the best opportunity to grow into a people that were productive and useful.

During the summer months the kids learn the value and management of plant and vegetable cultivation. More than giving them these important skills is the opportunity for them to be taught a lesson for the future as they learn some of the principles of living through Bible scripture.

James 3:18 Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.

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This wonderful "home" provides a beautiful, peaceful family environment to help give children the balance they need for a successful life.
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Mountain States Children’s Home, located north of Longmont at 14780 N. 107th, is a 155 acre setting that offers children and their families a new start. This start begins with the child being placed in a healing environment that provides a multifaceted therapeutic approach. This approach creates a balance of care that provides stability for the child and their family to build upon.
Most of the children who are placed in the care of Mountain States Children’s Home come from chaotic and dysfunctional family situations. Those who are seeking help are generally single parents wanting to have a better relationship with their child, but are at a loss of where to get help. Many are struggling financially, emotionally, and lack parenting abilities to bring their family to a healthy state.
There are many reasons for family problems. Family division, abuse, neglect, lack of parenting skills, or abandonment are some of the situations that lead to lost trust within the heart of a child which turns into feelings of anger and desperation. When trust is restored there is renewed faith in loved ones that promotes healthy family relationships.
Since 1960, hundreds of children and their families have found hope through Mountain States Children’s Home. Through the balanced approach of addressing the different areas that children and families need, families have become reconnected with a new level of respect and love that reunites children with parents.
The Program Balance consists of;
1) A Family Model of living where house parents provide a home environment for up to six placed children along with their own children.
2) Counseling consists of individual, group and family sessions.
3) The Education program helps students who are academically behind improve in their academic ability by an average level of 3.7 years on one year.
4) Spiritual guidance is provided to help build a Godly foundation for healing
We would like to share some of our previous resident comments;
A 17 year old young man comments “Out of the millions of children that could have come to Mountain States Children’s Home I was chosen to come here”.
A 15 year old young lady spoke of the trust that she felt in communicating with staff. “You’re always right there if anybody needs to talk. You’re willing to listen and let people say what they need to say. You help people with their problems and you give out good advice. I can talk to you about my problems because you somehow know exactly what I’m going through and you listen. I don’t think I know anybody else who I can talk to like that. I want to thank you for being there for me and for everybody here.”
In a statement, from an alumnus, about her life at Mountain States Children’s Home she stated, “In ‘the home’ I grew. I got to go to the same school from the time I was 8 until I graduated. I fell in love and had my heartbroken for the first time. I know the kids that I lived with and I have gotten to see them grow up and become good, productive people … mothers, fathers, husbands, and wives. There were a lot of misconceptions about who the home kids were, that we were messed up, juvenile delinquents and that we wouldn’t amount to much. They said that we would fall into cycles and patterns, but the people that I know rose above that and became more. I became more.”
Mountain States Children’s Home is not only helping children grow, but is growing into the future with another cottage under construction to help additional children. Additional support will be needed for operations. Donations and customer purchases at the Mountain States Children’s Home Thrift Store at 818 Coffman Street in downtown Longmont help provide funding for the important programs for children. Your help would be much appreciated.