What we want to do in 2022

With your continued generous support, in 2022, the Children’s Hope Initiative will be able to help Somerset County’s abused and neglected children in the following ways:

  • Provide a three-week, 5 days-a-week therapeutic respite summer camp at Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center for 20 children offering equine therapy, karate, music/movement therapy, art therapy, etc. ($40,000)
  • CASA Tutoring – at-home tutoring for children in out-of-home placements ($10,000)
  • Provide paid mentors for elementary and middle school children through Middle Earth Lunchtime Mentoring ($10,000)
  • Serve up to 10 at-risk high school students in the Promise Plus Program offered by Middle Earth ($10,000)
  • Serve ten (10) 18-21-year-old young adults who have “aged out” of the child welfare system through the Middle Earth Visions Plus program ($9,000)
  • Provide “Fun Trips” for up to 100 abused and neglected children to a ropes adventure course, Dorney Park/Great Adventure, Schaffer Farm ($5,000)
  • Cut waiting time in half for children to begin treatment at Family & Community Services in Bound Brook ($4,000)
  • Immigrant Children groups at Family and Community Services ($2,000)

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