Some News From Sunnybrook Children’s Home
Sunnybrook Children’s Home is located in Ridgeland. Check out their blog. Here is a recent entry about The Walker Family posted during Foster Care Month.
If you would like to learn more about helping, keep reading. Here is one recent bit of information from their newsletter:
Sunnybrook’s Transitional Living Program (TLP) began with a young man named Rob. Age 17, Rob is a recent graduate of MS Youth Challenge Academy. Alongside his new Sunnybrook Family, he will complete his GED, earn his high school diploma, and complete certifications at Holmes Community College. He also plans to join the United States Army this Summer.
Each TLP resident benefits from a varied academic schedule focused on developing independent skills, workforce readiness training, spiritual development, emotional development, physical development, and educational planning. Additional enrichment opportunities elements are dependent on each resident’s individual goals and interests.
Now, we have several TLP residents and plan to welcome four to six more guys by the start of summer. The needs for the program are significant, and the vast majority of our older youth services are not reimbursable by the state, including food, housing, staffing, educational expenses, exercise equipment, and clothing.
Without your help, direction and outcomes for these young men, their families, and our local communities would look very different. We look forward to watching positive life-change stories be written.
Dr. Myrle Grate
To donate you may go here.
Other ways to help or keep up with Sunnybrook Children’s Home:
1. FINANCIALLY MEET THE NEEDS OF A CHILD
From groceries to soccer jerseys to pillowcases, donations of every size provide the needs of our guys and girls. Help provide needed virtual learning supplies here.
3. GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR FAMILY OR GROUP
From popsicle stands to piggy banks, we are grateful for local families who provide home for our kids in creative ways. Thank you, Coyote Crossfit in Madison, for recently “selling” burpees for Sunnybrook kids!
4. SHARE GOOD NEWS
When you take the time to hit “share” on social media posts, a chain reaction happens- resulting in more people jumping on board with the mission of serving young people.