1 Benefit of Year Long Therapeutic Care at Shepherds Hill Academy

The team at Shepherds Hill Academy (SHA) has been serving families since 2001. One benefit we see in the lives being transformed at SHA is the family’s restoration of communication. Parents with a once struggling teen are able to have mature respectful conversations.

This particular benefit takes time to nurture. Shepherds Hill Academy’s long term therapeutic approach effectively brings healing to families. Family restoration in communication is something that may not be as effectively addressed in a short term program. This parent explains:

“We’re now able to convey respect and love for each other in a much better, healthier fashion. We do attribute a lot of that, not just to the changes our son has gone through while being at Shepherds Hill, but also for us as a family. We have to change and have time to work on ourselves, just as we are expecting the same thing from our son. It has given us that time which may not necessarily been the case if it was a quick fix program.”
– AH from Florida

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Shepherds Hill Academy Puts Lost Children Back On the Right Track

God uses Shepherds Hill Academy to make lasting changes in our students. Here is a quote from one parent about the impact that Shepherds Hill Academy has had on just one student:

“With God’s help and guidance, I know he will ‘make it’ in life. Seventeen months ago, maintaining hope for him was very difficult… Shepherds Hill Academy provided hope to a lost child and showed him the way. The right way. The godly way. I could go on and on and on about the impact you have made on my son’s life, and also on our family.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the work you are doing for Christ, for children, and for families.”


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The Results of Being at SHA for Two Months

Many parents begin to see changes within the first two months of their child’s stay at Shepherds Hill Academy (SHA).

Listen to this parent’s experience two months into their family’s journey through SHA.

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Practical Example of How SHA Provides Second Chances for Student Academics

Shepherds Hill Academy (SHA) specifically helps teens by meeting their academic needs. This is done time and time again. See what this student has said about his academic opportunities at SHA.

“Before I came to Shepherds Hill Academy, I was planning on dropping out or getting my GED and that wasn’t a big deal to me. In the back of my mind I knew that wasn’t really how it worked, but I just wanted to do my thing. After about six or seven months, I just had a reality check. I started going the way of the program, and sure enough it worked… and I’m living a lot better now then I was four or six months ago.”

-PH from Florida

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The Best Advice When Choosing a Therapeutic Boarding School

Parents will face many unique challenges when deciding on a therapeutic boarding school.

Listen to these parents share the best advice they received when they had to choose a therapeutic boarding school such as Shepherds Hill Academy.

-Parents from AL

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SHA Student’s Letter of Encouragement

Students often write the Shepherds Hill Academy (SHA) team after graduation. See the encouraging words this young graduate had to say about Shepherds Hill Academy.

I think therapeutic living for teens is very helpful and potentially life saving. I mean, it saved my life. I attended Shepherds Hill Academy for eight months. When I came to Shepherds Hill… I was a lonely teen that used drugs and alcohol daily. I learned many things at SHA like how to cope with my feelings and emotions and not to turn to substances like alcohol and drugs. I also learned many other things like to always show respect to elders, and always have patience for others and not take anything for granted.

I’m so thankful for the life I’m living now; as I have lost two of my old friend’s in the past two years and currently have my old best friend sitting behind bars facing thirty years, and another friend that just got out a few months ago. I went from having a 1.0 GPA to having a 3.5 GPA and living a way better life. Therapeutic living (SHA) has definitely changed me for the best.  

-SHA graduate from FL

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Teen Recommends Shepherds Hill Academy after Stay

More times than not, teens recommend Shepherds Hill Academy upon graduation.

See what this student says about why parents should send their teens to Shepherds Hill Academy therapeutic boarding school.

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