Our Story

Mission & Vision

The mission of Midland Fair Havens is to equip single mothers and their children for self-sufficient living by addressing their educational, vocational, spiritual, and emotional needs in residential and non-residential settings. 

As we work to strengthen families and create brighter futures for the next generation, we hope to become the leading resource center for single-parent families in our community. 

Original House?


In 1997 a dream began with one staff member, a devoted board, and a 4 bedroom home. This faithful group felt the Lord's call to offer hope to determined, single mothers and their children caught in difficult circumstances. They humbly stepped out in faith and welcomed the very first family to Midland Fair Havens.

In 2001, Midland Fair Havens experienced full occupancy in its housing facilities. Referrals and requests for services continued to escalate. Recognizing the desperate need for additional housing and services, Midland Fair Havens Board of Directors initiated the "Building a Future for Families" capital campaign.

After the building funds were raised, a transitional living community was completed in 2004. This facility houses 12 single mothers with their children and provides space for expanded services to residential and non-residential clients. With the addition of a Family Enrichment Center in 2007, the needs of single mother and children are being met even more effectively. 

ship in storm

Why Midland "Fair Havens"?

The Apostle Paul took temporary shelter at a place named Fair Havens when he faced a storm while traveling to Rome (Acts 27:8). The harbor at Fair Havens provided sanctuary for Paul as he prepared for the rest of his journey. In a similar way, Midland Fair Havens serves as a place of refuge and restoration for single mothers as they prepare to make a better life for themselves and their children.