Build a Therapeutic Playroom for Children in DC

$810 $1,190
Raised Remaining


LAYC aims to help children heal after experiencing traumatic events. By constructing and equipping a therapeutic playroom, we aim to encourage healing through play for children ages five and younger.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Children who have experienced a traumatic event before age five can face continued difficulties. As a result of maltreatment, the sudden loss of a family member, or other traumatic experiences young children can develop lasting behavioral and mental health problems, including post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

How will this project solve this problem?

LAYC's Therapeutic Playroom will play a vital role in Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), an approach developed to strengthen a child's sense of safety and attachment with their parents/caregivers.Through play, children can strengthen relationships with parents/ caregivers and in turn parents/caregivers learn to provide an environment of physical and emotional safety to their children. The construction of a playroom appropriate for young children is necessary for CPP to be available at LAYC.

Potential Long Term Impact

Continued Child-Parent Psychotherapy in an environment such as a Therapeutic Playroom can be a vehicle to improve a child's cognitive, behavioral, and social functioning as they continue through childhood.This project provides an environment conducive to play, and ultimately, conducive to healing.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $810

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $810 .  The original project funding goal was $2,000.


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Araceli Rosenberger

Washington, DC United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Build a Therapeutic Playroom for Children in DC