August 2014


by Ashley Grant

Joel and Richelle Wingo have been a wonderful part of the COMPACT Family Services team for over 3 years. While working for a children's home in Oklahoma, Joel and Richelle learned about COMPACT Family Services and inquired about an open position almost 5 years ago.  After putting the transition on hold for 2 years, they finally came on board, initially as houseparents of the high school boys' cottage.  They now serve as the directors of the Transitional Living Center for students aging out of foster care and starting their transition into college and careers.  Richelle serves as the campus Projects and Publications Coordinator.


From the moment they stepped on campus to interview for the initial job, Joel and Richelle say that they felt the Lord's peace about their employment decision. READ MORE
We are just a little over a month away from this year's Harvest Festival and 70th celebration.  We hope that you are planning to attend if possible.  The day will be full of fun and exciting activities for all ages on Saturday, September 27.  


This event would not be possible without the tremendous support from sponsors, both local and national.  For our Harvest Festival, we acquired our first Diamond Sponsor and we are incredibly grateful for the generosity of Darrell Teeter with Teeter Chevrolet in Malvern, AR.  Mr. Teeter has been a faithful board member to COMPACT Family Services, DBA of Assemblies of God Family Services Agency since 1968.  That is 46 years of faithful service.  

We need more people and businesses like Darrell Teeter to partner with us as we prepare for and plan for this huge celebration. Over the past 70 years, COMPACT Family Services (Hillcrest, Highlands, TLC, Foster Care and Adoptions) has had an opportunity to serve over 3500 children and you now have a chance to partner with us as we launch into the next 70 years.    

Find out all the information you need to know by visiting our event sponsorship page and please contact us if you need any additional information.

Our ministry is in need of essential clothing and supplies for children and youth on our campus going back to school. 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.
Birthday cards are always a treat to our kids on campus.  Please consider taking a few moments and sending a birthday blessing and word of encouragement to the following ones celebrating next month.

September Birthdays

 4th, Belle, 16

5th, Noah, 6

23rd, Angel, 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. 

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 for more information and feel free to c
ontact us with questions.  
     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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