CFVC Children’s Program is continuing to grow. The Transitional Housing Program has around 150 children who have all experienced and/or witnessed domestic violence. The emergency shelter houses around six to eight children at any given time. Through the children’s services by CFVC, community collaboration, and volunteers, CFVC’s children are healing and growing. CFVC continues to strive to implement new groups and clubs as our program continues to develop. We appreciate the community in their efforts in supporting CFVC and the children. Volunteers, donations, and events make a huge difference.

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Children’s Support Groups

Clubs, Classes, and Groups

Field Trips

Mindfulness Summer Camp

Community Events and Activities

Referral for Counseling

Emergency Shelter

 

Children’s Support Groups

Children’s Support Group is every Tuesday evening from 7:00- 8:30. We offer Support Group for children starting at age four. Support Group for children has monthly themes. We have had role models, heroes, team work, successful school year, friendship skills, conflict management, stress management, goal setting, forgiveness, etc. CFVC decides topics based on what the children express interests in or a need in. Childcare is provided for children three and under.

During Children’s Support Group we also have Women’s Support Group and Spanish Support Group. If you and/or your children would like to join, please call our hotline 770-479-1703 for location. We look forward to seeing you there!

Clubs, Classes, and Groups

Throughout the year, interns, volunteers, and/or staff members have clubs, classes, and groups for the children. In the past we have had Lego Club, Colorful Expressions, Bullying Group, Dance Class, Drama Club, Girls Teen Talk, and many more! In 2015, CFVC implemented a Mentorship Program in partnership with Children’s Restoration Network for the children to advance professional and academically while building a positive relationship with a mentor.

The Academic Mentoring Program started in fall 2015 with a partnership with Children's Restoration Network,

The Academic Mentoring Program started in fall 2015 with a partnership with Children’s Restoration Network.

Field Trips

Children in the emergency shelter and transitional housing program are invited to trips in the community. In the past, we have gone to Cagle’s Family Farm, the Bounce House, the Y, the Zoo, College Football Hall of Fame, and many more. We appreciate any donations to continue going on trips with the children.

Mindfulness Summer Camp

We held our first summer camp during 2016. Two sessions of Camp Summer We All Grow, also known as Camp SWAG, featured themes based on mindfulness, mediation, and attention stability. The week long camps, one held in June and the other in July, engaged a total of 22 campers. Meditation and journaling were incorporated into daily camp events,
which included activities such as tie dying camp shirts and yoga. Campers also experienced day trips to locations including Tae Kwon Do with Master Kim, Green Acres Equestrian Center, Sips N Strokes, Autumn Leaves assisted living, and the Art Barn.

Green Acres Equestrian Farm was a blast!

Green Acres Equestrian Farm was a blast!

Community Events and Activities

Throughout the years, different community organizations partner with us to put on different events. Churches, volunteer groups, schools, and other organizations have given the residents cookouts, field day activities, girls night outs, and Mother’s Day events.

Referral for Counseling

CFVC will refer your child or children for counseling. We work with many agencies in the community to provide counseling the children and families. If your child is in need of counseling, please contact CFVC.

Kids Bucks

Kids Bucks is a rewards system for the children of CFVC. Kids Bucks is a way to reward the children for attending Support Group, passing out flyers, and assisting with other duties in the community. Kids Bucks is also an opportunity to teach children about earning, saving, and spending. Community members and organizations donate through the year to provide items in Kids Bucks. Items in Kids Bucks: puzzles, school supplies, toys, candy, nail polish, gift cards, tickets, hats, purses, arts and crafts (including arts and crafts for the guys,) hair supplies, etc. The children get very excited and inspired about Kids Bucks.

Emergency Shelter

Our emergency shelter houses between six to eight children at any given time. Children in the emergency shelter are offered individual counseling, weekly support group, group activities, and birthday/holiday celebrations.

How to help with the Children’s Program:

  • Attend Volunteer Training if you are interested in direct client services (i.e. assisting with Children’s Support Group, helping with field trips, providing a club, class, or group, providing childcare, etc.)
  • Donate tickets for field trip opportunities, craft kits for shelter children, supplies for support group, snacks and party’s supplies, journals, SPANISH books for multicultural children, school supplies, coordinate a collection drive, etc.
  • Providing an event or activity for the Transitional Housing Program community (i.e. cookouts, field day activities, educating about a particular topic, etc).
First graders from Knox Elementary School assembled bags designed to bring comfort to children in our emergency shelter

First graders from Knox Elementary School assembled bags designed to bring comfort to children in our emergency shelter