Life in a home with domestic violence is not a fun place for a child, especially during summer. With odd schedules and added expenses, summer is perpetually a hard time for families and an added stressor for an unstable home environment. Because of that, the staff at SafeHaven like to turn summer into a time that is rewarding and fun!
Our Fort Worth and Arlington shelters have been buzzing with excitement and giggles as summer is quickly approaching. The countdown is beginning as our school-aged children are making plans for fun new experiences. Leading the excitement is one of our favorite summer programs, Adventure Camp (formerly known as Camp Awesome).
Susan Van Meter, the children’s program director at our Arlington shelter explained, “Adventure Camp is a great way for us to continue our play therapy and support groups in an environment that is over the top fun!” Each week, the children will be “visiting” a new place across the United States. From Honolulu, Hawaii, to New York, New York, the children at the shelter will get an experience that is much different than summers before.
This time is a great way to give the kids a summer they won’t forget, while providing much needed uninterrupted time for the moms in our shelters to continue with counseling, legal assistance, and financial security classes. We are so thankful for all of our donors who help make this time a productive learning experience for our children and something they won’t forget.
How you can help!
Summer camp means lots of arts and crafts projects and day adventures:
Arts and Crafts Project Needs:
Toilet paper rolls
Art Supplies (cups, paints, brushes, crayons, markers, construction paper)
Snacks/Field Trip Needs:
Small snack packs (ie. Goldfish, pretzels, cheese and crackers, grab bag chips, etc.)
Gift cards for McDonald’s, Chic Fil A, Sonic, snow cone stands (for ice cream cones, fruit, and snow cones for hot summer treats!)
If you have questions about making a donation, please contact Barb Reese, our In-Kind Donor Coordinator at 817-502-7168 or firstname.lastname@example.org