Thornwell’s Building Families

In partnership with Thornwell, Hyde Park maintains an office space which is used by social workers hired by Thornwell. Building families is a a ministry designed to equip, train, and empower families to strengthen their relationships and live their best lives together. Led by licensed therapists, Building Families is a unique program for all families. It is a safe and nurturing place for families to learn together, express themselves, and build a foundation for a strong and stable environment that produces strong and stable children and adults. We are happy to have the resources offered by Kendall Bowdin from this program.

Kendall is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Child Sciences from Florida State University and her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of South Florida. Kendall previously worked for a private practice in Odessa, FL where she provided various therapeutic services for couples, families, and individuals of all ages. She also serves youth in foster care, volunteering with the Isaiah 117 House.

Kendall is passionate about serving others by creating a safe space for her clients to feel comfortable opening up and be vulnerable without fear of judgement. She seeks to guide families along their therapeutic journey, helping them grow and work towards their goals.

At Thornwell, what began as a home for children orphaned by the Civil War has become a trusted resource for parents and families that seek advice and training for every stage of life. Understanding that a child in need is indicative of a family in need, Thornwell created Building Families to support every family in the community it serves with personalized, professional guidance. Families participating in Building Families may be navigating life changes such as divorce, job changes, grief, educational difficulties, or family dynamic changes caused by adolescence or a sibling leaving for college. Building Families provides both individual and community activities where participants can learn and grow together.

Do you know a family who could use the Building Families Program? Click Here to complete our online referral form!