Heart2Heart Haven launches program for Foster Youth 

Heart2Heart Haven, a Natchitoches-based nonprofit organization, will launch a program to develop life skills in children with complex trauma needs. Stable Moments® is an internationally recognized, evidenced-based program model that Heart2Heart Haven has recently been certified in.

The Heart2Heart Haven Stable Moments® program starts September 2023. A banquet will be held at the Natchitoches Events Center on Thursday, July 20 @ 6 pm. 

There are over 3,000 kids in foster care in Louisiana. Heart2Heart Haven believes everyone is responsible for unwanted, neglected, and abused children, especially those who are living in our own community. This is why it’s launching a community mentorship program for children in foster care. 

The Stable Moments® model is specifically designed for children in foster care or who have experienced childhood trauma caused by abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment. Childhood trauma affects brain development, at Heart2Heart Haven we take this trauma into account to provide healing during mentor sessions.

Research shows that the most important thing to help children through adverse childhood events is one stable relationship with a healthy adult. Stable Moments matches up one child, with one horse, and one community mentor, for one hour per week for 10 months, or a typical school year.  

Contact heart2hearthaven@gmail.com for further information on the program.