We Need Your Help: Letter from Executive Director

July 19, 2019
Dear Children's Attention Home community supporters,

At the Home, we are grateful for our many blessings, but now more than ever we are thankful for the children, our teammates, and the community.Recently, several of our residents and a teammate were involved in a car accident. Thankfully, everyone made it out without major injury. They were bruised and scratched and definitely shaken up, but it could have been so much worse.

At the Children's Attention Home, we are dedicated to making sure these children feel loved and protected while they are with us. Events like this put things in perspective and show how much can change in the blink of an eye. Our children have already been through so much. For many of them, safety was not a standard of care they received at home.

One of the children involved in the accident said she wasn't sure what she was supposed to do in this situation. She said that in the moment, they just had to help each other. While we do our best to be prepared, there isn't always a plan to follow when things happen outside of our control. We need one another's support and have to rely on the kindness and generosity of others.

We have had so many caring people reach out to ask how they can help, and we are beyond appreciative for the support. From doctors visits, family visits, and mental health appointments to jobs, church, and activities, transportation is a primary function of caring for our children. In addition to the vehicle lost on July 4, another vehicle was also retired a month prior, leaving us down two vehicles to transport our children.

Replacing these vehicles will cost the Home about $45,000. The biggest help we could receive is helping us recoup the costs of these much-needed vehicles. To donate to the Home and help us in this effort, click the button below.

Thank you for continuing to support our children, and for helping to provide them with the safe and nurturing home they deserve,

Emily Parrish

Executive Director