Presented by The Restore Warehouse, we are excited to bring you the 4th Annual Chair-ity Auction! Soon, 50 local artist will be turning old, beat up, wooden school chairs into pieces of art. Once they are complete, Raul Rubiera will donate his time and talents to photograph each one. The chairs will then be on display at various events and businesses around Fayetteville.
On Thursday, September 28th, we want YOU to join us at The Metropolitan Room as we auction off all of the chairs to raise money for the local KidsPeace Foster Care Chidrens Fund. Bill McMillan will be our live Auctioneer.
SEE YOU THERE!
KidsPeace, founded in 1882, is a private charity dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of children, families and communities. The organization was originally a home for children orphaned by a smallpox epidemic, but has grown over the years to meet the ever-changing needs of children and adolescents. KidsPeace offers services in Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Our continuum of care includes a psychiatric hospital; a comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; and a variety of foster care and community-based treatment programs to help children and families in need transform their lives.
Our employees are committed to our organization because they know they are making a difference, healing lives and helping these adolescents prepare for adulthood. If you are looking for work that is more than just a job, consider helping us further our mission of providing hope, help and healing to children, families and communities in need. We will provide the training and support to help you succeed. Check out our open positions today to find one that would be a perfect fit for you.
KidsPeace assists each child to develop positive social, educational and emotional skills and discover their strengths and potential for future success. Together, we can change the world, one life at a time.
The three major components of our approach to foster care include:
- Resiliency-based services
- Trauma-informed care
- The evidence-based practice model known as Together Facing the Challenge.
Often times, individuals have many anxieties and fears about becoming a foster parent. Allow real KidsPeace foster parents to alleviate your worries as they answer the most frequently asked questions of those interested in foster parenting.
It isn’t easy to be a kid these days; and, for some kids, it’s almost unbearable. Faced with physical and emotional abuse, drugs and peer pressure – it’s enough to send any child into crisis. Every day, our knowledgeable, caring foster parents and staff members work hard to bring kids the peace they so desperately need by meeting their basic needs of safety and belonging, while encouraging their healthy emotional and social well-being. At KidsPeace we prepare foster parents to care for the kids who benefit from the safety and nurturing of the foster homes that have been chosen just for them. In return, foster parents receive training and support, as well as a generous reimbursement to cover most of the foster children’s expenses. Many of our specialized programs vary by location, but you can check out our Continuum of Care for detailed information on all of our services.
Our foster parents tell us that KidsPeace Foster Care is better than other foster care programs because of the special attention our staff gives to every family. We take the time to help our foster parents determine the characteristics of kids that will fit best in their homes; we provide ongoing, child-specific training; and we are available 24/7 to offer support and guidance. Our foster parents tell us time and again that caring for KidsPeace children has enriched their own family lives.
KidsPeace is dedicated to addressing the mental and behavioral health needs of children and adults, and those who love them. It does this by providing a wide range of services, including one of the largest free-standing children’s psychiatric hospitals in America; comprehensive residential treatment programs; outpatient and community-based services; and therapeutic foster care here in North Carolina and six other states. While much of the organization’s funding comes from private and public insurance sources, a significant portion of our financial support comes from donors interested in improving the quality of care for those facing these challenges.
Serving 15,000 children and their families annually, KidsPeace accepts referrals from most of states in the U.S. We are also preparing to launch two free services called TeenCentral and ParentCentral. These web-based support tools are a free and anonymous opportunity for teens and parents to receive guidance, direction and support for the concerns and challenges they might be facing. Answers and communication are provided by licensed professionals within 24 hours.