Children who enter the Child Welfare system have experienced trauma and loss due to any number of situations involving abuse, abandonment or neglect. Depending on the particular developmental stage, age and background, typical childhood or teenage activities, can be filled with additional stress and frustration. Each child/family will present with their own unique set of needs. While dealing with painful wounds of the past, they also face many emotional challenges – separated from significant others, unfamiliar household routines and school changes. The transition can be a lonely and confusing time.
This fund provides essential supports to boost confidence as children and families engage in a new life direction. From basic needs, like school clothes and supplies, to the little extras to ease the discomfort of change, a donation to this fund can help make the healing journey as gentle and caring as possible.