Dr. Ross Porter of Stillpoint : About Villa Providencia

Dr. Ross Porter is the Executive Director of Stillpoint Family Resources, which he co-founded with his wife Jennifer, to celebrate the life of their first child, John Michael.
John Michael was born with Down Syndrome and, in his first two years of life, required three open-heart surgeries. His birth was the life-changing even that inspired Dr. Ross Porter and his wife to bring Stillpoint Family Resources to life in 1998. Today, it has helped numerous individuals, couples and families around the world.

As the final piece of Stillpoint, Dr. Porter is now bringing Villa Providencia to the world.
Villa Providencia will bring special needs people and typically-developing people together to live in a stable, unique community of respect and learning. Residents will be nurtured physically, spiritually and emotionally, following values based in the Judeo-Christian tradition but accepting all persons of any, or no, faith.

Residents of Villa Providencia will shop at local markets, attend local places of worship, dine at local restaurants and engage in local entertainment from the heart of a San Fernando Valley residential community. Ideally, Villa Providencia will do more than provide a home for special needs adults – it will create a model that communities throughout the United States can replicate, potentially bringing nurturing support to millions.

Learn more about Dr. Ross Porter, Stillpoint Family Resources and Villa Providencia

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Dr. Ross Porter of Stillpoint Family Resources: Vision

Dr. Ross Porter Stillpoint is the Founder and Executive Director of Stillpoint Family Resources. When he created the organization in 1998, he captured his vision perfectly within the name “Stillpoint,” which was inspired by T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, in which he references a place of healing and hope as the “still point of the turning world.”

Though Stillpoint Family Resources, Dr. Ross Porter reaches out to families, couples and individuals in need of guidance to deal with the modern world’s spiritual, social and psychological challenges.

Stillpoint Family Resources describes its counseling and educating approach as proactively responding to issues that threaten the emotional and spiritual lives of those that it works with. With offices throughout Southern California, seven books (and counting) written by Dr. Ross Porter and podcasts, Stillpoint healing is available to all who seek it.

Stillpoint’s Speaker’s Bureau also offers seminars and workshops across the United States to make the organization’s counseling and message of hope and healing as widely available as possible.

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Dr. Ross Porter of Stillpoint Family Resources: Virtue You

Dr. Ross Porter founded Stillpoint Family Resources in 1998. Today, he continues to serve as the organization’s Executive Director.

When Dr. Ross Porter created Stillpoint Family Resources, it was intended to provide support, education and guidance to families of special needs children. Today, it has expanded to offer guidance and support to all families, couples and individuals in need.

Among the ways that Stillpoint offers assistance is through programs like Virtue You.

Virtue You is a program designed to teach families, couples, individuals and communities how to find true happiness through empowering practices that offer hope and support.

The Stillpoint website states that the organization has identified thirty virtues that help to heal and transform families, couples, individuals and communities when fully understood and practiced regularly. Gratitude, patience, availability, forgiveness, responsibility, remembrance, empathy, play, chastity, foresight and honesty are just a few of those thirty virtues taught through Virtue You.

If you would like to learn more about Dr. Ross Porter, Stillpoint Family Resources or the Virtue You program.

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Dr. Ross Porter Stillpoint Family Resources: Gift of God

Dr. Ross Porter is the Founder and Executive Director of Stillpoint Family Resources, a nonprofit organization that has touched countless lives through counseling, education, healing and hope.

When Dr. Ross Porter created Stillpoint Family Resources, he intended it to serve families of special needs children as a source of understanding for the challenges and blessings to come. Later, Stillpoint would grow into an organization offering support to any families, couples or individuals who needed it.

Dr. Porter is also a published author, and his book “Hidden Graces” offers deeper insight into the emotions and experiences that prompted Stillpoint’s creation.

Hidden Graces was written by Dr. Porter and his wife about life with John Michael Porter, their first child who was born with Down syndrome.

The following is an excerpt from Hidden Graces, as seen on the Stillpoint Family Resources blog by Dr. Ross Porter: “John Michael Porter, miracle, mystery, perfect gift of God was born with strawberry-blonde hair, blue eyes, and 47 chromosomes. In addition, he had two major heart malformations and needed his first heart procedure at three days old to save his life.”

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Dr. Ross Porter of Stillpoint Family Resources: History

Dr. Ross Porter founded Stillpoint Family Resources in 1998. He created the organization after he and his wife, Jennifer, brought their first child into the world.

John Michael was born with Down syndrome and, as Dr. Ross Porter and his wife described their initial emotions, “nothing would ever be the same again.” Inspired by the initial shock and struggles that he and his wife faced, Dr. Ross Porter founded Stillpoint to provide assistance for families of special needs children seeking an understanding organization that could offer strategic help, education and counseling.

As life with John Michael went on, Dr. Porter’s shock shifted to elation. In the first chapter of “Hidden Graces,” he writes “God has opened a new world to me through John Michael, one that is very much like an elegant tapestry. It is rich in its balance of colors; lights, darks, and many shades in between. It is textured with interwoven threads, and imbedded with a design too complex to make sense of up-close but wonderfully clear with the proper perspective. It is both beautiful and lasting.”

Learn more about Dr. Ross Porter and Stillpoint Family Resources here:  http://www.stillpointfamilyresources.org/

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