The 2019 recipient to our annual roof giveaway was a Non-Profit Organization; Daniel Kids. They seek to ensure that our most vulnerable children and families are provided with the skills and support necessary to become resilient, healthy, contributing citizens. All Daniel programs are necessarily family-driven, culturally-competent, and trauma-focused, taking into consideration that many of the children they’re serving have been exposed to some degree of trauma, including emotional/physical/sexual abuse, violence, neglect, abandonment, and fear. Reliant is providing a free roof replacement for their Woodcove Cottage. This cottage houses many young females, ranging from the ages of 5 to 17 who are in their Residential Mental Health Treatment Program. The Statewide In-Patient Psychiatric Program (SIPP) is an intensive residential treatment program for children exhibiting symptoms of severe mental health disorders. A team consisting of a psychiatrist, licensed therapist, behaviorist, nurse, and recreation specialist provides comprehensive mental health services including individual, group, family counseling, and psychiatric care. Of the 39 youth discharged during 2016-2017, 38 met their respective treatment goals and were safely integrated back into the community. Their motto is, “improving the odds for kids,” which totally captures the purpose of their mission “to provide quality services for youth and families.”
We plan to continue to grow our Every Shingle Heart Initiative well into the future and try to help as many people as possible.