LITTLE ROCK – More than 75 supporters and friends of Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries (ABCHomes) gathered Dec. 10 to dedicate the recently completed Little Rock Family Counseling Center.
The 3,500-square-foot facility houses marriage and family counseling rooms, a state-of-the art play therapy room with observation options to train parents to respond to their child’s needs, and a conference room with interconnected capabilities.
The facility also includes a training room for equipping counselors to provide hope to hurting individuals and families.
The facility will provide a place for ABCHomes’ professionally trained and licensed counselors to provide services for individuals, couples and entire families, with a goal of fostering hope and healing through planned and structured therapeutic relationships.
The center was built in honor of David Perry, long-time executive director of ABCHomes who retired Dec. 1, 2018. Perry cut the ribbon during the dedication ceremony.
“This is an honor and a blessing,” said Perry at the dedication ceremony. “I’m humbled by this kind gesture.”
Multiple generous donors contributed financially towards the construction and equipping of the center. Geyer Springs First Baptist Church, Little Rock, donated the land for the counseling center, which is located within walking distance of Geyer Springs FBC’s campus.
Earlier in the day, ABCHomes’ board of trustees voted to rename and rebrand the agency’s counseling ministry to, “Living Well Counseling,” in order to better align with the unique services provided.
“When we break down what is truly unique about Christian counseling, we find authority and perspective at the core,” said Derek Brown, executive director of ABCHomes. “The Living Well brand offers a reminder of our source or authority of hope and healing as well as a biblical perspective on right living.”
ABCHomes counseling services are provided in seven locations across Arkansas, with new locations in Conway and Hot Springs.
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