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Jacobs House Inc

Rating: 4.97 stars   36 reviews 885

Nonprofit Issues:

Homeless & Housing


4661 State Hwy 176 E Chestnutridge MO 65630 USA


Jacob's House provides temporary to long term housing for children from infants to young adults. We are a private placement facility situated on 71 acres in the Ozark mountains. We have two log homes that provide family values, mentoring, life skills training, and a loving environment and recreation activities. We are supported by private donations only and do not receive local, state or federal funding.

Target demographics:

Protect children, prepare parents and prosper families

Direct beneficiaries per year:

47 young people and many families

Geographic areas served:



Jacob's House provides temporary to long term housing for children from infants to young adults. We are a private placement facility situated on 71 acres in the Ozark mountains. We have two log homes that provide "family style" living. We are supported by private donations only and do not receive local, state or federal funding.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have been a fan of Penny and Jacob's House for a long time. We used to sing there when we lived closer- miss seeing everyone now that we're so far away. Penny is one of the kindest, most caring, loving ladies we have ever met. The kids that spend time at Jacobs House are blessed to be cared for by her!

Love you all!

Redhead Express/ Walker Family

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a volunteer and financial supporter of Jacobs House near Branson Missouri, I can tell you there are not enough places like this for all the children needing help. Anyone looking to help kids should call and get involved. It takes a village to raise a child.....pitch in, you'll be amazed at how good it makes you feel.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My husband and I have been long time supporters of Jacob's House and the work that Penny Robichaux-Koontz and her team have done for years on the behalf of others in need. We personally visited Jacob's House last summer and were so pleased to find the good work that is being carried out there. The homes and the grounds were amazing set in a beautiful scenery of hills and trees with horses and cattle grazing on their property. Personally speaking, Penny is one of the most unselfish, determined, God-trusting, spirited individuals I have ever had the priveledge of knowing and it is an absolute honor of being able to call her my dear and faithful friend. She has constantly risen above all that life has thrown her way, and by God's grace remains more than a conquerer. She is passionate about her work with the children at Jacob's House on Thunder Ranch and they are blessed to have her. Penny and her husband Dan are an awesome team in their leadership of this wonderful place called home by children of different ages. So if you are looking for a nonprofit organization to support, no need to look further; you have found a worthy one.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the privilege of seeing the success of Jacob's House during visits to the ranch, seeing them at events in the community, and even having the kids in my home and getting to hear their stories first hand. It's amazing to hear some of the tragedies and consider what a bleak future they would've had if not for Penny and Dan and their good work. They also provided respite care a few years ago when we were foster parents and it was great to see how all the kids were so welcoming and eager to help out-a real family!
As a donor we know every dime goes to prosper the future of these kids, it's an amazing organization!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Jacob's House is a GREAT organization. Penny and Dan REALLY care about the welfare of all the children they come in contact with. They want the children to grow and learn and become excellent. Jacob's House always show appreciation for all the gifts and donations no matter the size or kind. They use every donation very carefully and make the most of it.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Thank you for this opportunity to share with you A Most Truly Amazing NonProfit....Jacob's House....a home for children of all ages to come live for as long as needed, to learn of Jesus love for them....to re restored, renewed and healed to go into the world and become a Quality people in wherever the Lord leads them. The proof is in their years of success...And the continual visits of former children that are now out in the world, fulfilling their God given calling....

This a home with Lots of structure, discipline, schooling and HUGS....Each child is fully taught that they are a purpose not an accident on this earth....They are given daily chores, schooling and taught how to share, forgive and live well with others...

Jacob's House is Truly Amazing....!!!!! This ministry takes in No federal, state or local funds, it exists of the good well of supporters, and sometimes churches through the holidays....Please read my friend Penny's book on the leading of the Lord to open and sustain this ministry....for children and teenagers.....Where each is daily reminded of Jesus love....for Them.....

I am often AWED when I talk with Penny and Dan to hear of new avenues and plans for Jacob's House....The vision continues to grow, to help so many more children in a hardship of family life and living.....I hope that you will prayerfully consider becoming a supporter of this ministry Jacob's House......

Jacob's House is a ministry of integrity, honor ....A place where Jesus is First, and Always.....I know these people and the work done at Jacob's House....I find myself always leaving a conversation humbled, awed and longing to do better in my own life and for others.....it is my honor given this opportunity to share Jacob's House with all of you....

Blessings, Donna

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have known the family that runs Jacobs House for 7 years and they are a blessing to the children that come live with them. It's not just a roof and a bed, these kids are truly loved on....it's a home that cares. If your interested in finding out more about Jacobs House you
Can find them on FB and they have a website.

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1 person found this review helpful

Jacob's House saved my son's life! Before Jacob's House we had tried everything! Therapists, hospitals, medication, your name it we tried it! It wasn't until he was placed at Jacob's House that we finally starting seeing a difference in our son. He was very defiant, had anger issues, had to be picked up from school more times than i count due to his behavior and he was getting physically violent. After almost a year at Jacob's House he is doing well in school, has a job, is respectful and is working on his anger issues and has come very far! I was very scared that I would have to visit my son in jail in order to see him but not anymore! I thank God every single day for Jacob's House and the love and nurturing and guidance they have given my son!

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The day I first met Penny Robichaux I knew she was an answer to prayer. I had learned to love the children who lived at the Thunder Ranch (now known as Jacob's House) and had been praying for God to send the perfect person to be a mother to those children. I could tell immediately Penny had a real love for children and had plenty of experience in caring for needy children. After she was settled in, my husband and I went to visit a number of times and we were so touched by the way the children showed their love to Penny and also that they were very well behaved. She is a gift from God to any children that are privileged to spend time with her.

My husband passed away a few years and I don't live in Branson any longer but I have stayed in touch with Penny and her wonderful husband, Dan. I recently went there for a visit and
Dan and a couple of the children were in the kitchen baking desserts for some function they were going to. It looked like a bakery. He is an amazing guy and the kids adore him.

Penny gave me one of her books, "I Thought You Had a Bigger Dream" which tells about Penny's life and how Jacob's House came into being. Everyone should read it. It's a "God story" from beginning to end. This is a great ministry and I cannot say enough positive things about it.

Esther M. Herriott

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Jacob's House is a great place, giving kids a stable atmosphere, one where they can learn about love and truth and responsibility and acceptance and life and living it well. Kids who are fortunate enough to find Jacob's House get a new direction and hope for their future!

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