April Hubbard - Youth & Family Counselor
April Hubbard serves as a Youth & Family Counselor at Hearts With A Mission.

Why do you feel called to serve at H.W.A.M.?
One of the residents at H.W.A.M. asked me soon after I started what I am passionate about in life -  Why I do what I do?  I told her that my passion is to let others know that they are loved by God (especially those who do not know it or feel it), and to somehow be a part of showing that to them by being His hands and feet.  I can think of no greater way (for me) that I can participate in bringing Him glory through my life, and hopefully bringing others to share in that same joy.

What is your role at the H.W.A.M.?
I listen!  Sometimes, that is the best gift I can give.  My goal is to provide kids and families space to be heard, and to help them discover the tools they need to succeed both as individuals and as a unit.

What are your favorite things about working at H.W.A.M.?
My favorite thing about H.W.A.M. is the heart behind it.  I look forward to coming to a workplace motivated by the love of Christ, and working alongside co-workers who are also passionate about showing the love of Christ to kids and families!

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I love spending my time outside, whether I’m hiking, gardening, or hanging out at the lake!  I also love experiencing other cultures whenever I get the chance, and making new friends.  I also enjoy writing, art, music, and cooking.

What is one funny thing about yourself?
With April as my name, I guarantee you I have heard the gamut of name jokes from people!They constantly reminded that it is not the month of April, introduce themselves as “June” (or whichever month), and ask if I was named April because I was born in April.But the ultimate offense as a child was April Fool’s Day!Being the youngest of five children, I thought they were all calling me a fool! Of course, they loved this and milked it for every drop.In my anger and retribution, I vehemently called back to them, “Theresa fools! Brian fools! Jenny fools!” And they just laughed all the more!

Hometown: Eagle Point, Oregon
Studied at George Fox University, BA in Social Work. Also studied at Texas State University, Masters in Social Work.

To Contact April:

PH: 541-646-7385
Email: april@heartswithamission.org