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People have always cared for their relatives' children; however, most have done so with little formal help. Lack of assistance may lead to family stress that impacts the entire family. The Kinship Care program at The Children's Home is intended to provide support to relative caregivers by helping families access necessary services, expanding family support systems, and ultimately reducing stress to promote family stability.
How we will LEND A HAND
We usually help with the monthly support group meeting, but this is a special resource fair to teach those in the community about the resources offered by The Children's Home Kinship program - legal, public benefits, school, counseling, support groups, summer programs, and community support for relative caregivers.
There will also be refreshments and family fun!
We might help with set-up, family sign-in, refreshments, entertaining the children (most of the time the children should be with their parents though), help with clean-up, or anything else to help make this a successful event!
10am - 1pm
What to bring:
• Please wear conservative clothes
• If it's your first time volunteering with them, please print, sign, and bring the Children's Home volunteer form with you: http://www.meetup.com/LendaHand/files/
• A warm smile!
Directions and Parking:
Click the link in the location above to see a map to the event location. Once there, go around the right side of the main entrance to the end on the right. Look in our files section for written directions:
Other Important Information:
Unfortunately children are not allowed to participate in this event (per The Children's Home).
Additional information about Lend a Hand events, such as RSVPing, bringing guests, waiting lists, and last-minute dropouts is located on the 'About' page, please familiarize yourself with our current policies and procedures:
Join us and open your heart to LEND A HAND!
Please consider this seriously before you RSVP, it is very important that we have an accurate count a couple of days in advance to provide to the organization. Last-minute drop-outs are difficult to replace and reflect badly on our organization.
Is this Meetup full?
Just click 'Notify me' and you will be notified if a spot opens up. This will help us fill spots that open up due to late dropouts!
How 'The Children's Home' benefits our community
The Children's Home provides a safe haven for children who have suffered abuse, neglect or abandonment. Children need love. Families need security. That's why they are charged with being the source of strength and opportunity for children and families. Through their nationally recognized residential treatment program to their Family Support and Resource Centers, they have impacted the lives of many who rely on support and care during times of uncertainty. Over the years, they have helped more than 6,000 children realize their dream of a family, and they have cared for more than 25,000 children in the community.
For more information, visit their website: