To comply with social distancing due to COVID-19 – for the health of our staff, clients, partners, donors, and board members – our annual Gala will be postponed until October 23rd. This hurts, folks. This fundraising event accounts for 10% of our annual budget. And during this turbulent time – eliminating in-person therapy + parent education sessions – we are forced to cut billable activities by 65%.
We are doing what we can to be a source of hope and positivity for our community & we do plan to celebrate with you in October. But right now, we're in a tough spot.
Your financial support is needed now, more than ever. Here are three ways you can give today.
No child should have to experience abuse.
Childhood is both precious and brief; child abuse shatters a childhood and its effect is damaging for a child, the family and our community.
The mission of Family Enhancement Center is to create lasting solutions to prevent and heal child abuse. We strive to build strong children, strong families and support communities to create a society where children are safe, respected and valued.
Child abuse robs children of their childhood—we help give it back.
Center Receives $100k Grant to Expand Access to Expert Mental Health Services to Youth Regardless of Income
FEC staff with Senator John Hoffman, Representatives Gomez, Hodan, Moran and Carlson. These wonderful legislators helped us get a $100,000 grant to increase staff so we can help children heal from abuse.
Our Nest Project mentors provide resources, support, and friendship to strengthen families. Mentors work with parents to navigate challenges, encourage peaceful parenting, and meet their family needs. Are you interested in being a volunteer mentor? To learn more about the Nest Project, visit our page here. To get involved, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our new service program, Drum Beat, has recently started at the Family Enhancement Center. This specific program provides a group-based approach to healing trauma. It has been created for young men between the ages of 13-18 who have experienced physical, emotional and sexual abuse, as well as domestic violence, community violence, and other traumatic events.
Social and emotional expression through music can provide youth with a different way to release their emotions beyond words. The group aims to engage youth in creating their own community that provides them with a sense of safety and pride.