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Jacobs House Inc

Rating: 4.97 stars   38 reviews 996


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

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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  

It is hard to put into words what Jacob's House means to my husband and I. Because of Jacob's House, we are now parents to two amazing kids and our lives are forever changed in an indescribable way. I first made contact with Penny at Jacob's House seven years ago as I was searching for an internship location to satisfy the requirements for my college degree. Little did I know, I would be walking into the rest of my life. My first day at Jacob's House involved me riding with Penny to pick up a timid, runny-nosed little boy from school. Again, little did I know I was picking up my FUTURE SON. That same day I also met a precious little toddler with wild blonde ringlets and the most precious smile. She and I would form a close bond from that day forward (and now she is my daughter). The years went by and my husband and I remained involved with Jacob's House and their ministry. We even decided to get married on the land. Again, our family was already forming and we were none the wiser. The little wild haired blonde was our flower girl that day and her brother was one of the escorts. It's amazing to look back and know that our own children were part of such a special day. Not only were my husband and I promising our love and commitment to one another, we were also unknowingly promising to one day become a family. Years later Children's Division called and asked if we would be a placement for our two precious kiddos. Fifteen months later, we became an official forever family. One of the most rewarding parts of this whole experience was seeing my son transform into a confident, joyful young man. Once the adoption was finalized there was no longer any hesitation or fear in our son. He knew he belonged to our family and he now had a father for the first time in his life. He was given what he always deserved and dreamed of. I truly believe my children are so well adjusted and resilient because of their frequent stays at Jacob's House. They not only prepared my husband and I to be parents, but they also prepared our son and daughter to be fully loved. I am daily amazed at God's hand in our incredible story. Aside from meeting my children at Jacob's House, my husband and I were also able to invest in many young lives and form relationships that have lasted to this day. We witnessed Penny and Dan pour their all into the dreams and aspirations of the kids. We saw the community step up numerous times to show these children that they are worth it. Jacob's House is truly a unique organization that changes lives. I would know... my life was changed.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Penny Robichoux and Jacobs House are a stellar example of a home that through faith is changing and healing young lives. The examples they are showing these broken lives that are coming to them are transformed for eternity through unconditional love.
I cannot think of a more worthy cause nor one as perfectly aligned with providing life skills to have a perfectly new born life! Thank you for all you do Penny!

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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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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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