Celebrating 2020

Celebrating 2020

The first month of 2021 is behind us already, and the entire Eagle Village family is joyful to move forward with you. We will send our Annual Impact Report in the fall to highlight our progress from the previous year, but felt that there were some celebrations from...
It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life

One of our core values at Eagle Village is uncovering pearls of great worth. Often our students do not feel valued when they arrive on campus. Having faced many obstacles, many of our kids have not always been cared for or kept safe by the ones who held that...
Kermit Hainley Memorial Page

Kermit Hainley Memorial Page

  Kermit Hainley September 04, 1933 – May 16, 2020 Earlier this year we sadly announced the passing of our founder, Kermit Hainley.  He finished his battle with cancer on May 16, 2020. Due to COVID-19, we have had to change the plans we had for a...
Winter Newsletter 2019

Winter Newsletter 2019

Christmas is quickly approaching and campus is turning into a winter wonderland!  Learn how our kids will celebrate the season and get ideas on how YOUR family can serve others this Christmas in our latest newsletter.  Click here to download your copy now!  ...
Keeping It In The Family

Keeping It In The Family

The staff at Eagle Village is a family- sometimes literally. We have been so blessed to see second, third, and even fourth generations of the same families come to work on our campus. Sure it’s a job- but it’s also a mission that we are on together and we...
J. Grant’s Story

J. Grant’s Story

As a young boy, J. Grant was a resident at Eagle Village. At the age of 52 he returned to Eagle Village to see the home he lived in while on our campus, visit his old room, speak with our kids, and share his story with us. The work we started 50 years ago to change...
Keeping It In The Family

Joanna’s Story

“Eagle Village taught me that life is simple when you give it a chance,” says Joanna Laponsie, who was a resident at Eagle Village between 2005-August 2006. “It humbled me and taught me that life’s not as bad as I made it out to be and helped me get over a lot of the...
Eagle Village Is Hope

Eagle Village Is Hope

“The reason that I’m so passionate about Eagle Village and all the work that’s done here is Eagle Village is hope.” Kristen Aidif is an Eagle Village board member, but she’s also the mother of a former resident. She knows the feeling so many parents...
Changing Lives Through Camp

Changing Lives Through Camp

In this week’s story for 50 Stories for 50 Years, former camper Erick Forshee reminisces on how the coming to camp at Eagle Village – and interacting with the people here during camp – changed his life.  
The Jackson Family Story

The Jackson Family Story

Josh experienced a failed adoption, numerous foster homes, and time in residential care at Eagle Village before he found the Jackson family.  In 2015 we sat down with Josh and his family to learn more about their story.  Hear the story in their own words now and check...
What I Learned at Camp

What I Learned at Camp

Gunnar’s first interaction with Eagle Village was as one of our campers. Years later he became a staff member. Below, listen to Gunnar explain how our summer camps helped him deal with his Asperger’s and learn how to interact with other teens. Summer camps...
A Success Story: Cindy’s Son

A Success Story: Cindy’s Son

It is our pleasure to work with the kids and families that need it most. Through our intervention camps and weekends to our residential program- we are here to help.   “When my son was 15 he was angry and defiant. He had no respect for the rules and pushed...
Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

Lessons learned as children can last a lifetime. See how an Eagle Village experience can impact elementary students for years to come in the video below. Book an experience for your classroom, team, or organization by contacting us here...
Keeping It In The Family

50 Stories for 50 Years

  Eagle Village is celebrating 50 years of helping kids and families in Michigan!  Thousands of lives have been changed by Eagle Village over the decades, so to celebrate we plan to share 50 stories throughout the 2018 year. Follow us on Facebook, join our...
School is Out for Summer!

School is Out for Summer!

The 2016/2017 school year is in the books and it was a great year! Our on-campus facility, Ashmun School, completed its first year of partnership with Lighthouse Academy, a charter school system out of Grand Rapids, with amazing results. The new system allowed...
A Note on Progress and Going Further

A Note on Progress and Going Further

A part of our job at Eagle Village is teaching kids skills, thought processes, and emotional responses they haven’t had before. Many of our abuse and neglect cases bring us kids that haven’t experienced healthy home environments and simply don’t know anything...