Safe & Welcoming Spaces for Children & Families and the Necessities for Success
Snacks for Kids
Families often arrive at our offices in a time of crisis – upset, fearful and sometimes hungry. Being able to offer a snack or a drink is a practical and important gesture of support and hospitality, helping to establish a relationship of trust and collegiality. Baskets of juice boxes, granola bars and snack crackers are available in the lobbies of our three branch locations in Niagara Falls, Welland and St. Catharines.
It is important that we provide an environment that is welcoming and comfortable for our client families. Our waiting areas, play rooms and family visiting rooms greet and accommodate thousands of families each year. They provide private and comfortable places for families to reconnect when children are in care. They can share a snack, play together and sometimes even celebrate special occasions together here. Family visiting rooms also provide a comfortable setting for children and potential adoptive parents to get to know one another. These areas have become worn and outdated after years of constant and vigorous use by thousands of children and families visiting our offices. Spaces become in need of fresh paint, new furnishings and new flooring.
Supplies Kids Need
Two very unique programs have been developed and supported primarily by independent community supporters. These programs have been designed to ensure that children in the child welfare system feel valued and cared for.