Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Our new BUDDY program is based on a trauma informed play model adapted from a program in Washington D.C. As a BUDDY you can take our kids through age appropriate activities, build lego towers, read them a book, play musical instruments, and most importantly have FUN!
Enjoy working with children 1 year to 7 years of age? MICAH House is looking for BUDDYs to assist with some night time play activities. The BUDDY Program will be on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. A BUDDY must be over the age of 16; however, an adult or group of adults may chaperone children under the age of 16 to help facilitate one-time or occasional programming.
WHAT IS THE MICAH HOUSE BUDDY PROGRAM?
The MICAH House BUDDY Program is meant to engage the more than 350 children we serve in a years’ time with trauma informed play opportunities. We truly want to Build Upon Dreams and Develop our Youngsters!
WHAT DOES THE BUDDY PROGRAM DO?:
* Play Programs: A BUDDY will help children learn and heal through play by supervising play spaces, facilitating conflict resolution, and by allowing therapeutic self-expression through art and culture, STEM activities, literacy, character strength building/emotional intelligence, and recreation
* Referrals: Connect families to services needed to overcome challenges
* Special visitors: Bring new ideas, experiences, and energy to our children