May 2014

Every month, Barbara Miller spends nearly 2 weeks cutting, stamping, coloring, and writing approximately 152 cards.  That is enough to send one to each child in care at 5 different children's homes.  This is something she doesn't take lightly.  We are blessed at Hillcrest to be one of those homes.


Barbara and her husband Roy are long time supporters of Hillcrest Children's Home and they have an incredible testimony that lead them to do what they are still doing today, almost 19 years later. 


We recently interviewed Barbara to hear the story of how this began.


Tell us how you started making cards for our kids?

I love doing it; it's something God gave me. In June, 19 years ago, I was almost killed in a car accident.  I had my two daughters with me as well.  My 16-year-old daughter had 19 broken bones in her face and had to have it reconstructed.  My 12 year old was injured but none was life threatening.  I suffered a spinal cord READ MORE



Highlands Maternity Home has recently ventured into the ministry of post-natal care, meaning that young women can stay for approximately 12 months after giving birth to their child. Additionally, Highlands is now able to accept young moms who have already had their baby and are looking to learn Godly parenting skills. 


The first resident to arrive at

Highlands under the post-natal care scenario came only 4 weeks after delivering her baby girl. The team at Highlands was thrilled at the opportunity to be able to mentor this new mother and support her as she journeyed through the ups and downs of having a newborn. Upon her arrival, the Highlands team immediately noticed the frailty of both mother and child but were determined to help READ MORE



Some of the kids in the care of COMPACT Family Services are actually Foster Care kids.  As we at COMPACT endeavor to grow our Foster Care ministry, we need people like you to become Foster Care Partners.  Consider sponsoring our foster care ministry by beginning a $1 a day sponsorship or consider sending a one time gift to help us grow this ministry. Pray, give and partner with us today.  Get started today here!


Our ministry is in need of essential clothing and supplies for children and youth on our campus. A way to meet this need is Wal-Mart Gift Cards. Please consider sending us gift cards in any amount to go towards this urgent need for our campus.  
Two ways to give:
  • Visit Walmart's Gift Card page and send the gift card to us at COMPACT Family Services
    2325 Malvern Avenue
    Hot Springs, AR 71901 
  • 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.

June Birthdays*

9th, Kay, 5

12th, Christina, 18

15th, Tori, 12

20th, Tiana, 17 


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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