In the Scripture, a woman named Esther has a choice to be the instrument of deliverance for her people, the Jews. An orphan raised by her Uncle Mordecai, Esther receives grace and favor and eventually becomes Queen of Persia. She then has the opportunity to plead for the salvation of her people “for such a time as this.” “Esther” is a Persian name which means “star”, but her Hebrew name was Hadassah or “Haddie” for short.
T. R. was inspired by this scripture and a dream she believes is from the Lord to establish Haddie’s Home “for the children, for such a time as this.”
Haddie’s Home exists
- To give girls in crisis a home where they are safe, loved and protected.
- To provide an environment where the love of Christ is real and known.
- To build on the strengths of each child, helping them grow to be the people God created them to be.
- To provide a place of healing from emotional and psychological wounds.
- To teach practical skills for successful transition into adulthood.
- To create a family community existing as a vital part of the larger community—living out a reciprocal relationship of giving in service and participating in action.
|Angie Jacobs, Chair||Community Leader; Foster Parent, Auburn, AL|
|Cathy Chastain, Secretary/Treasurer||Community Leader; Opelika, AL|
|Doug Dewberry, Director of Finance||CEO, Lanier Health Services; Lanett, AL|
|Brenda Aughtman||Community Leader; Auburn, AL|
|Jere Colley||Attorney, Adoption/Family Law; Auburn, AL|
|Jay Jacobs||Director of Athletics, Auburn University; Foster Parent, Auburn, AL|
|Cynnie James||Community Leader; Opelika, AL|
|Sid Lockhart||Sheriff, Chambers County; Lanett, AL|
|Laura Rabren||Community Leader; Auburn, AL|
|Matt Rabren||Rabren General Contractors; Auburn, AL|