Renee has worked for Compassion House since 2005. She also works full-time as a daytime pharmacy technician at Walmart.“I love working at Compassion house because I was a teen mom, the girls just need someone to come alone side of them to teach and show them the love of Jesus. It is good to see the seed planted and to see them change while they are here.”
Rebecca is a senior at the University of Arkansas who works part-time as Weekend Staff House Mom at Compassion House. Rebecca expects to graduate in 2018 and begin work on advanced degree in clinical psychology.“I moved to Northwest Arkansas to be closer to extended family,” she says. “Through my passion for working with others and my emphasis for working with teens, God lead me to Compassion House.”
A native of Brazil, Taisa Akey has lived in Northwest Arkansas for 16 years with her 4 children. Taisa has spent the last several years teaching classes in Zumba and painting and working in children’s ministry. That little taste of ministry bliss aroused Taisa’s need for more. She wanted to serve her community. That is when she heard about Compassion House. She immediately knew she wanted to apply for the House Mom position.“I love this program. I have learned so many new skills and also about the industry. It was an answer to a prayer.” Taisa cherishes the fact that she can quench her thirst for new experiences while still having the ability to work around her family’s schedule. Taisa adds, “It’s been a marvelous way to express my creativity and get to serve and love others.” When asking Taisa about her experience she points out that it’s the teamwork that she really enjoys. “I love the way we work together to ensure that the young ladies are getting the support they need to succeed in this new phase in their lives.” She adds, “I also love that I can still spend time with my family and be there for their needs.”
We are encouraged and grateful for all those who support God’s work with pregnant teens.