The Carpenter's Way was founded largely through the vision and generosity of former professional
major league first baseman and three-time All-Star Glenn Davis and his wife, Teresa. Their dream
was to reach out to troubled children who were falling through the cracks. They wanted to provide a
safe, stable home environment where children could learn the values and principles they would
need to overcome the trauma of abuse, neglect, and abandonment.
Part of Glenn's and Teresa's interest was born out of Glenn's own troubled childhood experiences.
He credits the love of God and the help of caring and concerned people with giving him a second
chance at a fulfilling, productive life. Because of Glenn's interest in this issue, he knew that the
number of children in our community who were victims was increasing from year to year. He knew
that many children risked growing up to
become troubled adults and even abusers of their own
children. Together, he and Teresa, recognized that the cycle of despair could be broken for some
of these children by providing them with a good
home where they would be cared for and could learn
the skills they would need to become successful adult members of society.
Glenn and Teresa had a dream of offering a permanent and stable home to children who were
of abandonment or other unstable family environments. Their desire was
to give help and
restore hope to hurting kids. Out of that dream, The Carpenter's Way became a reality.