The Need for the Shelter Makeover
When the Hibiscus Shelter opened its doors 30 years ago, it was based on a singular belief that all children should be safe from abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Today, we’ve sheltered and cared for tens of thousands of hurting children, provided them with life-changing services, and helped them foster dreams of hope for a brighter future. The Makeover Campaign addresses all of the critical issues that 30 years of experience serving abused, neglected and abandoned children has shown us.
After 30-years of tucking children into bed, preparing over 1 million meals, and doing thousands of loads of laundry, the Shelter facility is tired and in dire need of renovation. We’re excited that our children will benefit most from the innovative enhancements which includes a 1,500 sq. ft. cafeteria, a new commercial kitchen and a new laundry facility with a long-needed prep area for our wonderful volunteers. The renovation project significantly improves our ability to provide enhanced therapeutic interventions, achieve increased efficiency, and benefit from cost-saving equipment and upgraded technology that will improve our children’s educational needs and promote future opportunities. Our goal is to provide these vulnerable children with the highest level of care that meets the specific needs of at-risk and sexually abused children. Other expanded services include new treatment rooms to help traumatized children begin their path to healing and expanded opportunities for play therapy, including a therapeutic exercise trail and playground that will help to improve our children’s overall well-being.
As you can tell, we are very excited that our Shelter Makeover will provide a solution to all the issues that abused children tragically face and it is our hope that you will be an integral part of this exciting initiative.