Realities For Children offers several programs and direct services for children who have suffered abuse, neglect or are at-risk.
Realities For Children offers 6 core services to the children we serve and our 34 Partner Agencies:
Emergency Funding is provided for services and immediate needs for children who have been abused, neglected or are at-risk, and are requested by Partner Agencies. This emergency resource is accessible when all other resources have been exhausted, or are unavailable, and is available within 60 minutes of the request, creating a true county-wide safety net so no child in need is forgotten.
Youth Activities and Special Programs
Youth Activities are organized, run and sponsored by Realities For Children every month to provide fun and sometimes therapeutic opportunities that can allow a child to be a child during a difficult time. This past year over 4,000 children attended these free monthly activities that also provide food for all in attendance.
Special Programs that better the healing process and help break the cycle for a better tomorrow include: Keeping Dreams Alive, providing dream grants to encourage youth to follow their dreams of a better tomorrow, and the Triumph Awards, providing collegiate scholarships for youth emancipating from the system to pursue their dreams of a higher education.
Realities For Children is dedicated to educating our community about the problems of child abuse, local service organizations, and ways to be involved to help a child in need. Community awareness campaigns include print media, social media, premier events, website visibility and 2 annual Partner Agency Expos.
Realities For Children helps promote and sponsor Partner Agency fundraising events. Each year Realities For Children helps to sponsor over 30 Partner Agency events with a collective net return of over one million dollars.
The Realities For Children Homebase Facility & Youth Activities Campus is a 4 acre, centrally located facility, park and playground that is easily accessible to the youth, families, and Partner Agencies we serve. The Homebase Campus hosts youth activities, item distributions and provides free facilities space to all Partner Agencies.
Item Distributions are managed throughout the year based on specific youth needs as they are requested on a case by case basis for the children we serve. In addition, Realities For Children manages several organized collection and distribution programs throughout the year.
Learn more about each of these below: