COMING SOON: A New Shelter Care Home

We are so excited to announce that we're building a new home in Decatur for children in need of emergency placements—the Ensor Shelter Care Home. This new home is named in honor and memory of Dr. Herman and Janie Ensor who faithfully provided for and loved our kids in Decatur as their own. 

Our Shelter Care homes serve as temporary Campus Care homes for children whose families are in crisis. Children live here for up to 90 days, while their families, social workers, and courts decide on a permanent plan that would best meet the child’s needs.

We've served children in Decatur through one Shelter Care home for many years now, but unfortunately, we often have to turn children away for lack of rooms available. We now have an opportunity to change that, and in turn, change even more lives for God's good and glory, as these kids are lovingly welcomed into a safe and Godly home in their time of deep crisis. 

If you'd like to learn more about Shelter Care through a House Parent's perspective, read here what Daniel Lee has shared. And to be a part of providing for children through this new ministry growth in North Alabama with a financial gift to support the building of this shelter, scroll to the bottom of this page for ways to give.

In addition to the Shelter Care home, we are excited to also build a duplex (pictures shown below of the duplex in construction) for house parents to stay during their off-time, for college students formerly in care to come home for weekends and school breaks, and for ministry groups who would need a place to stay for weekend-long serve projects. 

This multi-use duplex will have a three-bedroom apartment on one side and a two-bedroom apartment on the other side.


Photo Updates

We will regularly add to this page with new photos of our progress, and we invite you to follow along in this journey with us as we share updates!

The duplex, taking shape even more, October 2018

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Getting in on the construction fun, Michael Smith, Chief Operations Officer North Alabama; August 2018


August 2018

Footing for both buildings. August 2018

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Getting the land ready for groundbreaking, July 2018

Marking off the land, July 2018



Our goal is to reach $1.8 million in order to complete the build. We would love for you to be involved in this process with us by praying or giving directly to this new home. Gifts can be made below or by calling 205-982-1112!