We had literally no where to turn. We prayed and I researched so many organizations for help for my grandson. I called and talked with Trace Embry, and then he called back and talked with my son.
Ours was a very unique situation, but Shepherds Hill Academy (SHA) turned out to be exactly the therapy needed. The discipline, the responsibility, the spiritual guidance, and the schooling were exactly on target.
SHA ministered the entire family. Their program is unique – just like our situation was, but I can truthfully say their intervention in the life of my grandson helped him become a young man to be proud of. Would we do it again – without question!
Shepherds Hill Academy intentionally maintains its small community style environment. We believe it helps facilitate genuine relationship and healing. See what this parent has to say:
“I sincerely hope that as SHA grows, you retain that non-corporate, down-to-earth style. The staff, methodologies, and little touches really make SHA stand out WAAAAAY above and beyond any of the other schools I researched.”
-Parent from Florida
For most parents, it is a natural experience to be filled with emotions when your child returns home after a year of attending a therapeutic boarding school. There may be emotions of fear, joy, hope, and the list can go on and on…
At a recent Shepherds Hill Academy parent conference, we had an alumni family share that they were fearful when their child came home, yet hopeful. One of their biggest challenges was to learn to trust God with their daughter, and to be aware that the enemy is out to destroy the family.
We can look back now and say “The experience was surreal.”
–Trusting Alumni Parents
Parents see the benefit of having their child enrolled at Shepherds Hill Academy (SHA).
One benefit that is becoming a common benefit for more and more families is our unplugged environment at SHA.
Teens do not have access to social media, the mainstream media, or the devices that entrap them. This has proven to help teens overcome the many challenges they face with digital addiction, relationship issues, and negative behaviors.
Our daughter had been to two other programs before coming to Shepherds Hill Academy (SHA). She ran away from the other two programs, and SHA is the only place where she has not tried to run away. I think it is because it is the only place where the staff truly love her. Our daughter is thriving in this place! God is surely working here at Shepherds Hill Academy and it is a miracle!
-Amazed & Pleased Parent
Parents find comfort in working with our loving Admissions Team. See what this parent said about their enrollment experience.
“We are the one’s blessed to find Shepherds Hill Academy (SHA) and for their wise decision to hire you as our admissions coordinator. You have been a lifeline of hope for me during the darkest of days. I woke up this morning knowing my daughter was safe in the arms of a loving program and in the hands of our Lord.”
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