There are many ways that churches, civic groups, businesses and individuals can support the children, families and adults that we serve. You can volunteer your time, share your expertise or give a donation of money or items. Please call the office nearest you for details and more information.
Invite us to speak at your organization. You can also put a link on your web page to us.
There are many commemorative months that help build awareness about the needs of the individual we serve. Some of them are Developmental Disabilities Awareness month in March, Autism Awareness Month in April, Foster Care Awareness Month in May and Adoption Awareness Month is in November. Activities held during these months help bring attention to the needs of children, families and adults.
Caregiving can be one of the toughest things an individual will ever have to do. You can help by sponsoring a Caregiver Support group. We provide the training and materials, you provide the group and the space. Read more here.
Enrichment opportunities can lead to a lifelong interest. Our Day Support Centers need learning and art materials; our schools need educational software and other learning aids. You can see our wish list here.
Share your expertise with young people who are getting ready to leave foster care to live on their own. A career day presentation to our independent living skills groups is a great way to introduce young people aging out of foster care to potential career pathways. There are also many opportunities for you to help adults with disabilities who seek vocational training and job opportunities. Read about a program that helps struggling teens find their vocational gifts.
Ideas would include food baskets for families, and gift cards, movie passes, locking diary, picture frames, photo albums and similar gifts for young people.
To let us know what you are doing or to have your questions answered, call Ellen Bushman (757) 722-4707, ext. 1302 or reach her by email.