About Things of My Very Own, Inc.
Things of My Very Own, Inc. provides crisis intervention services to children impacted by extensive abuse and/or neglect. Services are also available to children who are, solely due to the lack of items necessary for sustainability, at risk of a Child Protective Services intervention. Our goal is to keep children together with non-abusive family members, and out of the foster care system, whenever possible.
The transition out of an abusive situation is often sudden and unexpected. Rarely is a child able to return home to retrieve belongings prior to their move. Things of My Very Own, Inc. recognizes the need for children to have everything they need from the first moment on. Our goal is to provide children with things of their very own on an immediate need basis, so they can begin their healing process.
Emergency referrals are accepted from partnering agencies 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Transitional Aid packages vary depending on the needs of the child but generally include the following:
- Personal Hygiene Products
In addition to our critical transitional assistance services, Things of My Very Own, Inc. provides enriching educational activities and Life-Skill Development Programs to at-risk children. Our programs, designed in consultation with experts from throughout our region and are designed to further their educational opportunities, while teaching them that what they have endured, does not define who they grow up to be.
Programs include (but are not limited to) our entomological and archaeological adventures, as well as an ever-expanding group of fun and educational experiences in marine biology, literacy, financial management, sensory exploration and lots more.
Our goal is to make sure children of all ages and capabilities feel supported, gain critical skills and, as simple as is sounds, feel safe enough to be kids again.
In extreme circumstances, the organization will provide one-time grants for prescription medications and treatments including but not limited to: lice treatment, flea and bed bug remedies, etc.