LSM BRICKHOUSE PROGRAM

 

helping vulnerable youth in the Adams / Wells area reach their God-given potential

THE HISTORY OF BRICKHOUSE FAMILY MINISTRIES

 

Starting as a local Bluffton, IN ministry, BrickHouse began serving vulnerable young men through a residential program in 2006. They expanded to two local properties – an intown location used for offices and a school along with a residential home on a fully functioning 40-acre farm and store that contributes to the long-term sustainability of the program. It also provides valuable life skills for the boys living there. Every young man that has come to BrickHouse since the beginning has so far been a private placement.

 

In August 2019, BrickHouse merged with Loving Shepherd Ministries to reimagine programs and expand their outreach to more hurting young men and women in the foster care system and beyond.

A RENEWED VISION AS THE LSM BRICKHOUSE PROGRAM

 

We are looking at three main areas to grow the LSM BrickHouse program: Prevention, Supporting Foster and Adoptive Families and finally helping hard to place teens in the Foster Care System.

 

LSM BrickHouse Program provides:

• Free Christian Counseling to local Foster & Adoptive Families

• Foster Homes & Support for hard to place teens

• Mentoring, Vocational & Career Training for vulnerable youth and much more!

THE LOCAL NEED

 

When asked about the greatest need in the foster care system in our area, the resounding answer is a need for people to take in teen boys. It is our goal to support experienced foster parents with support so they can take on 4-6 young men at a time from foster care. With plenty of healthy accountability and structure, these young men will be given an incredible opportunity to find healing and tools for their future.

GET INVOLVED

 

We hope you’re as excited as we are about this new expansion at LSM. As we merge these two ministries, we first ask that you cover this ministry expansion in prayer. Through significant restructuring of BrickHouse and their work, we pray that we could develop the LSM BrickHouse Program into a God-honoring, fruitful ministry that helps vulnerable young people become thriving adults.