All Kinds of News for June 06, 2018
U.S. House of Representatives Congressman Clay Higgins (R) LA, recently visited the Evangelhouse Christian Academy campus in St. Martinville, Louisiana. As a former law enforcement officer, the congressman has been a long-time supporter of preventive programs, treatment centers and specialty schools for troubled teens. Representative Higgins’ office requested the tour to raise awareness of such programs in his district. Evangelhouse’s founder and director Mark Barrentine, LCSW, hosted the congressman and introduced him to staff and students.
On the tour, Congressman Higgins praised the staff and congratulated Evangelhouse for its 23 years of highly effective service to struggling teen girls and their families. The congressman expressed particular support for Evangelhouse’s model of integrating of licensed clinical therapy with Christian values. Representative Higgins shared his insight on the importance of supporting families and teens in their faith as they face difficult issues like abuse, depression and addiction. He took time to encourage students and shared his support for their treatment efforts.
Representative Higgins communicated his support for the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) efforts to influence policy in Washington, D.C. He affirmed his commitment to innovative treatment programs like Evangelhouse, and he shared a desire to be involved in future NATSAP legislative efforts.
About Evangelhouse® Christian Academy
Evangelhouse® Christian Academy is a boutique, fourteen-bed therapeutic boarding school for girls ages 12-18 in St. Martinville, LA. The academy offers a unique integration of licensed clinical therapy with non-denominational Christian values.