June 2014



On September 22, 1944 Assemblies of God National Children's Home opened.  On Saturday, September 27, 2014 Assemblies of God COMPACT® will celebrate 70 years of ministry impact and growth of redeeming children, youth and families. SAVE THE DATE!


A little over a decade after the home opened, the name changed to Hillcrest Children's Home.  Over the years the ministry has grown to include adoption services, Highlands Maternity Home, Murry Transitional Living Center, and foster care.  It is now all part of Assemblies of God COMPACT®.  Thousands of children and families have been touched and transformed by this ministry over the first 70 years.  God has called us to more ahead!


The 70th Celebration is an all-day event with special activities, fun and food.   Friends, partners, children, youth, sponsors, and families - You are invited! 


Saturday morning from 7-9AM kicks off the first COMPACT® Run For The Family 5k at the beautiful Garvin Woodland Gardens in Hot READ MORE

In May, we celebrated the graduation of four of our Hillcrest residents.  They are each emarking on their future and we are excited for them.  


Two of the graduates were able to return to their families/host families and two of our graduates have moved into our TLC program and are settling into their first apartments.  We are working on helping them become established with jobs, vehicles, education, and beginning the process of becoming a successful adult.  

We could use your help to do this.  


Some of the biggest needs in our TLC program are basic supplies for their apartments such as vacuums, comforters, pot and pan sets, and other small appliances.  The average cost of each of these items is about $40.  If you would like to assist one of our residents on getting started, here is how to help.


Send a check or gift card marked "Graduation Gifts" to us and we will utilize it to purchase these items for these residents.  What an exciting opportunity to see a child choose a path for a bright future.


Houseparents are the true heart of this ministry.  They provide the day in and day out support that each of our students need.  If you want to make a difference in the life of a child, submit an application today.  We are looking for houseparent couples who desire to see God use them to nurture fragmented and fatherless children. Visit our employment page and feel free to contact us with questions.


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!




Look for the July 13th issue of the Pentecostal Evangel (publication of the Assemblies of God) where COMPACT Family Services is the featured article.  
There will be highlights from the current ministries, interviews of staff and residents and a special interview with an original Hillcrest child.  Don't miss it! 
Birthdays are an exciting time for a young child but it can also be difficult when they are away from family and friends.  You can help make a difference by sending them a birthday blessing.  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.

July Birthdays

July 21, Kadence, 10

July 26, Brittney, 11

July 28, Jessie, 9

July 29, Alan 15


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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