April 2014


Kids and horses.  Somehow they just seem meant to go together.  Countless books and movies have featured struggling adolescents and the horses that changed their lives.  These stories wrench our hearts and leave us cheering.  And now, thanks to a generous gift from the Finally Home Foundation, Hillcrest Children's Home has its own true-to-life horse story-a story that is every bit the tearjerker as any big screen production.


Kristin Orphan, director of the Finally Home Foundation, says that following a Timberline Church ministry team visit to Hillcrest, "the seed of an idea was planted and passed along to the Finally Home Foundation, a ministry partner of Timberline

 Church [of Colorado]. Since part of Finally Home Foundation's mission is to support foster and adoptive families and help hurting kids, they wanted to be part of blessing the kids at Hillcrest Children's Home by providing them new friends."  In April of 2013, mares Belle and Amber, along with tack and saddles, arrived at Hillcrest and have been working their magic ever since.  READ MORE


What charges your battery?  For Dan and Cindy Fredrickson, houseparents at Wilmoth Cottage, it's kids, horses, and working outdoors.  In addition to their current full-time positions as houseparents for teen girls, the Fredricksons have volunteered to take on the oversight of Hillcrest's quarter horses.  It's not unusual to find them at the barn mucking or rebuilding stalls, working with the horses, or giving riding lessons.  Dan recently spent his entire three days off, single-handedly building a tack room in Hillcrest's barn-and he loved every minute of it.

Dan is a man with eyes that are prone to sparkle, a laugh that can fill a room, and a heart big enough to hold the state of Texas.  Wrap that up with a spirit of humility, and you've got one dynamite package.  And working beside him, small in stature, but enormous of spirit, Cindy Fredrickson is one of the most READ MORE

We are currently working on some projects and summer activities and you can help.  Contact us if you can assist with one of the following:

  • $500 Landscaping funds to complete the Georgia Belen Memorial Garden 
  • Camp Scholarships so each of our kids can attend camp $125 each (35 needed) 
  • Wal-Mart Gift Cards for our Summer Programs
You can visit our Give Page to learn about some other ways you can support COMPACT Family Services.

Sponsorships are just one of the many ways to help make Hillcrest dreams become a reality.  By providing the daily needs, such as clothing, food, and school supplies, you are setting the groundwork to launch them into their future.  You could have a part.  

Visit our sponsorship page

and start your monthly contribution today!


We are excited to begin sharing with you a monthly birthday list for our students in Hillcrest Children's Home.   If you would like to send a card or note to them to tell them Happy Birthday, we assure you the cards will go to them. One of the most favorite things from our students is to receive mail.


May Birthdays*

Joseph, 13

Lydia, 16

Gabby, 6


Send cards, letters or gifts to:

COMPACT Family Services
Attn: (insert name)     
2325 Malvern Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901


*In order to protect the identity of our students, the names listed above are the pen names that each of them selected as well as the age they will turn.  Each one listed represents a specific student on our campus. 

     COMPACT Family Services
     2325 Malvern Avenue
     Hot Springs, AR  71901
     (501) 262-1660

     COMPACT Family Services, DBA of Assemblies of God Family Services Agency 


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