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Mark Taylor (in baseball cap) representing the Kenny Hansen Family at Groundbreaking

Kenny Hansen, Jr. was one of STARS’ first participants. Especially in its early years, STARS flourished in large part because of the generosity and encouragement of Ken and Jean Hansen who modeled raising Kenny in a loving Christian home and as an integral part of the Church community.
Our second home on this site will be named in honor of Kenny Hansen, Jr. and the memory of his family.

I Corinthians 12:14 – 26
For the body does not consist of one member but of many… the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable…

Jean Hooten Family at Groundbreaking Ceremony

Over fifty years ago, Jean Hooten approached the elders of College Church with the request that they approve her starting a disability ministry. As her husband Dwight said, “Jean had a heart for people with disabilities and wanted them to see Jesus.”
Jean knew they could be taught about Jesus. Our first home for women will be dedicated to the memory and the visionary work of Jean Hooten.

Matthew 25: 40
Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it unto me.

Doesn’t David look handsome!

David was all decked out for
“Little Patch of Heaven”.He
joined Ian, Tim, and Gary to be
SFS ambassadors, greeting people as
they arrived at the show. Our guys
are not short on charm, and they
certainly turned it on for the show!

2013 Little Patch Thank You Video

We are sincerely grateful to the nearly 1,400 people who attended "Little Patch of Heaven" to support housing for our STARS. Applause and thanks to the accomplished Musical Moms, the writing and comedy of emcee Todd Busteed, the incredible musicians, and the talented cast and crew who delivered yet another fantastic performance to benefit Stars Family Services. Videos of the 2011 and 2012 shows are available at the Stars Resale Shop located at 1072 College Avenue in Wheaton.

2011 Thank You Video - Little Patch of Heaven Radio Show

Enjoy selections from the February 2011 show with Todd Busteed and the Musical Mom’s. Would you like a DVD of the 2011 Show? Please e-mail your interest –

Life Skills Supervisor Hard at Work

Carol C., our Life Skills Supervisor at the Washington House is no stranger to our STARS since she’s been teaching them since 1985.

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