THE SETTING OF A Better Story
Cookson Hills is a home, school, and therapy haven for children who are at-risk.
For many kids, Cookson Hills is their childhood home. For others it’s a temporary home for about two years. All kids come here to live within a family. They enroll in school, they play sports, they make friends, they help set the table, they laugh, they ride horses, they heal, and (we hope) they leave better than they came.
It’s not fool-proof. It’s difficult. And, it’s worth it.
He brought me out into a spacious place;
He rescued me because He delighted in me.
“Before arriving at Cookson Hills, I was angry, scared and lonely, and I took it out on the people who loved me. But after a year and a half, I have learned that I can accept the love being handed to me. Cookson Hills’ family-oriented style with God-fearing houseparents has helped me rebuild my relationships with family. Honestly, Cookson Hills is the best thing that has ever happened to me.”
“As I unpacked on my first day at Cookson Hills, I was afraid I would be all alone. But right away, I connected with my house brother and met new friends at school. This past year has taught me a lot – mainly I have been able to learn through counseling how to handle my anger. I plan on staying until I’m 18. To me, Cookson Hills is home.”