How We Can Help

Children are always affected by the abuse they witness. Feelings of fear, anger, and guilt can affect their development and lead to behavioral problems. Often children learn to model the violent behavior that they are seeing in their own lives.

Our dedicated child advocates help ease the transition for children coming to shelter. We spend one-on-one time with the children, supplemented by group activities so the child feels comfortable in their new surroundings.

Children have a great time talking about their feelings in a safe environment where there are other children who can relate and there is no judgment from their peers. Learning new coping methods, such as drawing or listening to music to reduce stress, can be both helpful and enjoyable for kids.