When people tour Eagle Village, in Hersey, one of the most common reactions is that they didn't realize the size and scope of services.
"Often they didn't realize that we were here at all," a spokesperson said. "We find that many misconceptions still exist. There is a perception that Eagle Village is a juvenile detention center or lock down facility. After an individual takes a tour of Eagle Village, their comments include statements like, 'I can't believe what amazing work you do here" and "we never really understood, but we do now!'"
For more than 41 years, Eagle Village has been providing abused and neglected children from all over Michigan a safe place to live, helping them build positive relationships and develop character and leadership skills.
Eagle Village would like local residents to learn more about its services for abused and neglected children. Programs featuring Eagle Village staff and recipients of Eagle Village services are planned at the Midland Country Club. Call Lisa Spaugh at (231) 832-6589 or Linda Greene at (231) 832-7253 to reserve a spot. The program schedule is:
Wednesday, March 10, at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, March 24, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, April 14, at 10 a.m. **
Wednesday, April 28, at 5 p.m. **
Wednesday, May 12, at 10 a.m.
**Alternate location, call for details