The Advent House Ministries Children and Family Program serves 400-500 children annually. This program works with children and their families who attend our Weekend Day Shelter where each year we serve over 2100 persons more than 30,000 meals.
Adults who came to Advent House Children and Families Program when they were kids, come back and tell us that it made all the difference in their lives. They tell us we are their family.
* The cost of this program is $500/child/year or $4.80/child/day.
* We would like to raise an additional $750/child/year--or just a few dollars more/child/day--to be able to do weekday follow-ups with each child.
* It's also amazing to be able to help send children to a week away at summer camp and provide each one with all needed clothing and supplies (new sneakers and a brand new pillow!) - $600/child.
Each weekend the Children and Family program is offered to children between 4 and 17 years of age. Children work in groups by age/grade level and engage in activity modules including a play time in our gym, learning time with curriculum designed for each child's learning level, and life skills building time designed to meet the need of each age level.
Program staff work with parents/ guardians of each child to promote family learning that compliments and supports the child's development. Last year parents and their children participated in a choral reading program, performing poetry reading in a group setting.