Larry & Cathy McDaniel begin Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home in their house.
Realizing that there was a tremendous need for a professional home of love that was able to address the social and emotional issues, in addition to the physical ones of food, shelter, and clothing, Larry & Cathy formed Coyote Hill under the direction of a Board of Directors, consisting of Pete Cummings, Mary Foutz, Doug Phillips and Phil Wyatt.
Dedication of our second home, The Zimmer Home
Mark and Laurene Zimmer’s vision for Coyote Hill and their heart for God’s children blesses us with our property as well as a 2nd home for children in need. Mark passed away in January of 2018. The impact of Mark and Laurene’s incredible heart for children and families through their strong support of the mission of Coyote Hill will be felt for generations to come.
The Hubbell Home, our 3rd home, is completed.
Built in honor and with the generous support of Ira and Gail Hubbell and their family, this home is a wonderful addition to our ministry and service to families. Ira and Gail shared a commitment to give children a place to grow, learn, to love, to play . . . A Safe Place to Be a Child. Gail passed away in November of 2013, and Ira in January of 2018. Their legacy of service will forever live on in the Hubbell Home.
Foutz Field, a combination baseball & soccer field, is completed.
Our 5th home, The Atherton Home, is completed.
Named in honor of Bill and Tammy Atherton, who came on staff as home parents in 1995. They served in Larry’s former family residence and listened to dreams about a new property containing homes designed and built specifically for a children’s home ministry. Meanwhile, they served 24/7, seven days a week…and learned in the school of “hard knocks” how to be the best possible Home Parents they could be, serving longer than any Home Parents in our history.
After 25 years of ministry, 407 children have called Coyote Hill home.
Larry says, “We survived the mistakes, fought the battles, and learned some things along the way. And 25 years later we’ve served hundreds of kids and helped improve countless families. I’m very thankful to have had this opportunity. It’s changed us all for the better, and made this world a little bit better place to be.”
Our 6th home, The Petershiem Home, is completed.
The Petersheim Home was completed through the generosity and vision of Ed Petersheim. With additional generous support from Veterans United Foundation and our community, this home was built to be another safe place to be a child. Ed and Brenda and Veterans United Foundation share a compassion for children and a commitment to enhance lives. May this home be a legacy of devotion and humility, impacting children for generations to come.