Summer Field trips

Trips to the park, going out to dinner or watching a movie are something most kids take for granted. However, there are many firsts that happen at our Emergency Children’s Shelters, such as the first time a child gets to go swimming, enjoy a museum, or simply listen to a bedtime story.

Summertime Safety Tips

As we are rounding the bend, with back to school in sight let’s not lose focus of staying safe around water and in the sun. Children love the hot summer months, because they provide the perfect opportunity to spend lots of time outside. Whether it’s swimming in the pool, out and about on vacation, or going for a bike ride, we want to remind parents that there are potential dangers during the summer months, and it’s important to be aware of what they are.

Sensory Integration Therapy

Sensory integration therapy plays a significant role in the work we do with children in our emergency shelters. When a child comes to the shelter, either through the Department of Child Safety or a Community Placement, specially trained staff and volunteers assess each child’s situation and develop a plan to address any development deficits.