Hoffman Homes

Hoffman Homes Resident Finds Comfort, Connection through Magee the Horse

By CHHSM Staff | May 13, 2024

In 2019, Diakonie ran an endearing story about Magee, a registered American Paint Horse who had just completed his trial period and become part of Hoffman Homes for Youth’s Equine-Assisted Therapy Program. Over the past five years, Magee has helped countless youth residents thanks, in part, to his stunning blue eyes and gentle personality. The…

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At UCC-related Hoffman Homes, Horses Help Youth Overcome Trauma Experiences

By Barb Powell | July 8, 2019

Among the first things people notice about Magee are his stunning blue eyes and gentle nature. Magee, an 8-year-old registered American Paint horse, is the newest member of the Equine-Assisted Therapy program at UCC-related Hoffman Homes for Youth in Littlestown, Pa. On June 25, Magee completed his trial period and officially became part of the…

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Volunteers Instill Love of Reading in Students at UCC-related Hoffman Academy

By Barb Powell | April 9, 2019

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — I Can Read With My Eyes Shut, Dr. Seuss To celebrate and encourage the love of reading, UCC-related Hoffman Academy in Littlestown, Pa., was one of many schools across the country participating in…

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UCC’s Hoffman Homes Names Melissa Leathery Next CEO and President

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 5, 2018

Hoffman Homes for Youth has announced the appointment of Melissa Leathery as its new CEO and President. She will assume responsibilities on July 1, 2018, and succeed current CEO and President Mitch Snider who has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2018. Leathery was previously chief operating officer, a position she has held since August…

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Hoffman Homes Youth Find Hope, Healing Through Music

By Barb Powell | April 5, 2017
Blue houses on horizon logo for Hoffman Homes for Youth

“Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine.”  — Award-winning musician Macklemore The medicinal benefits of music are quickly becoming evident throughout United Church of Christ-related Hoffman Homes for Youth in Littlestown, Pa. Already possessing a strong creative arts therapy…

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