A space of safety, opportunity, & unconditional Love.
Treehouse Versailles is a community center in Versailles, Kentucky focused on creating a safe space for children and youth who are experiencing poverty, and for many of them, complicated immigration situations.
Our missional effort seeks to steward an environment of safety, opportunity, and the unconditional Love of God so that cycles of poverty may be broken and for the raising up of a generation after the Lord’s Heart. We host an after school program and a weekly worship service, and we bus kids to and from our center. We provide homework help, meals, games, field trips, relational investment, life skills, and a safe place marked by the Love of God.
We also connect the children and families to resources that empower them. Recently, we celebrated our first college graduate, a student who, without the intervening help of Treehouse, would not have finished high school.
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We trace our inception to the youth group of a small church planted in the heart of Versailles, Kentucky. The youth group had just a handful of kids until one day day in 2014, out of the blue, a group of about 20 Latino youth and children showed up at the door of the church. Most of these had walked from their homes in the projects.
It was in this context that the Holy Spirit moved among a people, and out of this movement was birthed a thriving, incarnational, holistic ministry for disadvantaged children and youth in Versailles. We operated within the church until 2017 when the church had to close its doors.
But our relationship with the youth and children continued and a few months later we launched the Treehouse Versailles Community Center. Many of the children that come experience daily the effects of poverty, complicated familial dynamics, deportations of parental figures, drug abuse, physical violence, neglect, and even homelessness.
Treehouse Versailles is a missional response that consists of an after-school program and a weekly worship service with a mission to provide a space of safety, opportunity, and unconditional Love. At our after school program, we engage with the youth through homework help, feeding them a meal, games and activities, field trips, and relational investment. At our weekly worship service, we engage Christ alongside the kids, helping guide them toward the hope and freedom of Christ.
We believe we will see cycles of poverty and oppression broken and that a new, free generation is arising that will pursue God and advance His Love wherever they go.
Thus, we see our work as primarily one of advocacy and empowerment, focusing on 5 areas:
Immigration: We advocate for children affected by complicated immigration situations. Many of the families connected to our community center experience daily the effects of the brokenness of our immigration system. We advocate for the family structure with compassion through connections with relevant resources while guiding people in their pursuit of right standing legally, morally, and ethically.
Nutrition: We serve over 100 meals a month. At Treehouse Versailles, we serve after-school snacks and an evening meal twice a week. Many of our kids experience nutrition defecit. In some cases, dinner at the community center is the last meal they’ll receive until lunch at school the next day.
Education: We support learning and provide homework help. During our after-school program, we offer tutoring and homework help. Students who attend our program have improved grades and overall performance at school, and they are more likely to graudate high school and attend college or trade school.
Relief and empowerment: We connect children and families in need with resources. We are a bridge over the gap between families in need and the resources availabe to them. We connect people to food pantries, clothing drives, churches, public resources (such as SNAP, Medicaid, WIC, Section 8), and mental and emotional healthcare.
Formation: We invest in spiritual, emotional, and relational development. Through our weekly worship service at the center, breaking bread together, and life groups, the youth and children receive comprehensive care and invitation into relationship with Christ and His people. All of our efforts are centered around the idea that all people are wanted, loved, and appreciated.