It’s no secret that 2020 has been the strangest of years. Indeed, it is one for the record books and soon the history books. Even Rexie, Safe Shores’ fun and friendly therapy puppet, who’s usually pretty easygoing, is ready to say a swift (don’t let the door knob hit ya) good-bye to this chaotic year.
Just before this year is a wrap, though, there’s still time to do something good to help ensure that Safe Shores is here for every child who needs us in 2021 – be it virtually and ultimately, again face to face.
From tele-forensic interviews to tele-health therapy, to Caregiver Support Groups, child abuse prevention trainings and case reviews via Zoom, Safe Shores nimbly pivoted and shifted our service delivery in 2020 so that children like 7-year-old Marcus could receive needed help during this extraordinary year. Marcus’ reality was upended when he witnessed a police-involved shooting. Marcus’ father reached out to Safe Shores seeking mental health support for his cherished little boy who needed professional help to process the violence and his resulting fear. Marcus has been meeting virtually with his Safe Shores therapist, aided by dinosaur puppet “Rexie.” Our therapist also helped Marcus’ dad learn more about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to better support his little boy. Father and son are now moving forward in health and hope because Safe Shores was there for them when they needed us.
For Safe Shores to continue to deliver our unique combination of intervention, hope and healing to children like Marcus, we need your help. Before we all say “buh-bye!” to 2020, will you please make a tax-deductible donation to Safe Shores? Your gift, no matter the amount, will help. It’s always a good time to do something good.