Child & Family Services Awarded a Grant to Provide Youth Recreational Activities
The Children’s Guild Foundation has awarded Child & Family Services a $24,250 grant to fund therapeutic recreation opportunities for youth with emotional and behavior special needs. Specifically, the grant will provide youth living in Child & Family Services’ Residential Treatment Program and Haven House domestic violence shelter, as well as students at the Stanley G. Falk School, with opportunities to participate in a wide variety of recreational activities.
The support from The Children’s Guild Foundation will allow the Stanley G. Falk School to extend athletic programming into the summer months. Recreation activities include summer sports camps, skills clinics, conditioning & fitness programs, all of which build personal discipline, goal-setting and persistence skills in about 120 special needs high school students.
The grant will also aid therapeutic recreation activities for youth in the Agency's Residential Treatment Program and Haven House. With the support of The Children’s Guild Foundation, Child & Family Services will increase the number of summer events and other recreational activities available to approximately 50 young people.