“Our goal at Agape House is to help each young woman find the love for which she desperately searches and achieve an unwavering belief that she is valuable, accepted, and wanted. Establishing a firm foundation is crucial to the success of turning their lives around. It becomes a well that is drawn upon again and again during a challenging transition period. We see broken, empty girls, burdened by painful pasts and defeating beliefs, transformed into confident young women who value themselves and take pride in their achievements.”
– Pam Patterson, Executive Director & Founder
Working together, our board members and executive team provide governance and help to build the firm foundation of success for which Agape House is known. With a very low fiscal budget to operate all of the programs, including the teen home, school, counseling centers, and the transitional living home, responsible management of funding and continuous outreach with help from our supporters makes the work we do and the healing that takes place all possible.
Our Board of Directors oversees major decisions impacting the organization. Board members have been active as enrichment class teachers, mentors, lunch providers, respite caregivers, renovation workers, and so much more.
Our Mission Statement
Agape House is a grace-based, Christian ministry working with teen, young adults and families. as the Lord helps them overcome the effects of abuse, addiction and the hurts of their past, they can be set free to walk in victory.
Our successful programs enable teens and young adults to grow in their self-esteem, overcome challenging histories, and stop self-destructive behaviors. Through the loving guidance of a dedicated, professional team, those who participate in our programs achieve academic growth and mature into independent adults who lead healthy, productive lives.
A talented team of professional staff and gifted volunteers administer programs that provide an opportunity for teens in need to heal and grow in a safe, nurturing environment. The Agape House philosophy means that those who are in need will never be turned away because of an inability to pay. Agape House programs are solely dependent on tuition and the generosity of its donors and supporters. Working together, we will continue to make a difference one child at a time.
Our Core Values
An executive team oversees all areas of the Agape House ministry and meets often to discuss not only operational elements but also every aspect of the programming in place to support the girls and families who seek help at Agape House.
Kathy Houck, President
Pam Patterson, Vice President
Ken Stair, Treasurer
Denise Rea, Member
Linda Moritz, Member
Elsa Merlino, Member
Cheryl Mirkes, Member
Pam Patterson, Executive Director
Kym Bachtell, Director of Day Program
Pauline Loayza, Director of Homes
Jan Baker, Office Manager
Bonilee Maclay, Director of Counseling/