Dan is exceptionally patient with my son while holding him accountable for poor choices. House rules and expectations are clearly communicated. Dan is firm but very gentle while enforcing these expectations and helping my son understand the natural consequences of his behavior.

Parent

Hawks Landing is not like any other therapeutic environment. At Hawks Landing, my son lives in a home, has family style meals, performs Saturday morning chores, goes to the local high school, plays high school sports, goes to the high school dances and seems to always be going somewhere fun (e.g., skiing). Hawks Landing provides boys who need substantial help with the environment and the skilled therapeutic support to enable them to grow and flourish. There is nothing more a mother wants than for her child to be happy and healthy. Thank you, Dan, Sara, and all the dedicated and wonderful support staff at Hawks Landing for helping make this possible!

Kim, Mother of Larry

My son’s time at Hawks Landing has and continues to be extremely therapeutic for him as well as for our family. He is learning the skills he needs to make healthy decisions, be true to himself, and develop his own sense of self-worth. It is truly an exciting time to watch him grow. What has been most magical is how Dan works with him and our family during the family sessions. Dan has taught not only my son, but our family, the tools we need to better communicate, support, and encourage each other in a healthy and understanding way.

Parent

I vividly remember a picture that was sent to me a couple of weeks or so after my son’s arrival at Hawk’s Landing. This picture was of my son, arm, and arm, with 5 other boys outside hiking. While the trees and ravine were beautiful, what was most beautiful was that my son was smiling (a real genuine smile) and hanging with other boys in a positive environment! I knew from that day that the help I prayed for had come!

Parent

I am and will be FOREVER grateful for Hawk’s Landing and all the wonderful staff that dedicate themselves to my son. Making the decision to send my son somewhere for the life-saving help he needed was one of the most challenging things I had ever done. However, I can say without a doubt, that Dan and Sara comforted me with professional compassion, empathy, and the support I needed during this gut-wrenching transition.

Parent

We have had our child at Hawk’s Landing for almost a year. The executive director, Dan, and his wife, Sara, have created a home environment for the young men to mature in. It is a safe place where they can work on the life skills they need to be as successful as they can be in life. It has a fairly small group of 6-10 boys, which we feel is a good size for learning and developing trust. Our child is learning to be self-reliant and held accountable at the same time. The Hawk’s Landing approach guides teens in a kind and realistic way to learn by experience which choices will serve his goals and those that won’t. The boys also support and encourage each other, which seems to work very well for our teenager! If you have to make the tough decision that your son needs to be away from home to learn the things he needs to learn for life, Hawk’s Landing is a compassionate and solid choice.

Parent

We looked at numerous therapeutic settings for our son. After my visit at Hawks Landing, I quickly pulled over to the side of the road, called my husband, and said: “If Mason isn’t going to live with us, I want him to live with the Tadlocks”. I knew immediately that Hawks Landing was the home where he would feel, well, like he was home. And it has been an amazing experience for him. Dan and Sara really care about the boys and are dedicated to helping them navigate the sometimes turbulent waters of those high school years. Our son feels just as close with the staff members, who relate so well with the boys. Everyone is also dedicated to helping each boy find his strengths and passions, shoring up his self-esteem and preparing him to successfully launch after high school. Mason is very happy at Hawk’s Landing, and knowing that he is in such a supportive and healthy environment gives us immeasurable peace.

Jeff and Annette