The Primary Houseparents and Support Staff play a large role in facilitating and teaching Physical Health. This is accomplished primarily in three ways: chores, proper nutrition and exercise.
Farm chores include baling hay, feeding the animals, rotating the cattle to different lots, and cleaning pens. Farm chores demand physical exercise and get our teens out of the house and into the elements of nature. Inside the residential home, the teens will also learn skills such as housecleaning, laundry, and personal hygiene.
The teens eat healthy, family-style meals that are cooked in the residential home. They help with meal preparation, and clean up. Chores, duties and responsibilities are only a part of their healing process.
Physical education at our local YMCA and partnership with a personal trainer are other ways that our teens develop physically at BrickHouse Family Ministries. With structured workouts and individualized goals, our teens are challenged to accomplish more than they ever thought they could. We promote self-discipline through healthy eating and exercise habits that can last a lifetime.