I have attached the winter newsletter for your perusal and enjoyment. In addition, I have included a portion of the text below.
On behalf of the residents and staff, we would like to wish you all a blessed season. Our residents look forward to celebrating - and thank you for your part in making that happen.
Sincerely and with gratitude,
Natalie (for us all)
Ground is Broken
In September, we reported our newly-laid plans to build a garden house. The garden house will be a small and simple building in our backyard (design pictured here). In the beginning, it will provide a structure and a safe place to care for our residents with more intense needs. Anna and Sassoon, two of our residents who have been in clinics, are the inspiration for this garden house. Though there have been delays, construction is now underway and we hope to be ready to welcome Anna and Sassoon home in March of 2012. Our vision is that the home be a transitional space for any residents with special needs whether that be Anna and Sassoon in their transition from the clinic, a resident who is looking to increase his or her independent living skills, or a volunteer who would benefit the residents by staying onsite. We are so grateful for this opportunity and the possibilities it holds for our residents. In the meantime, we are also finishing our basement and making it a therapeutic and welcoming place where any resident can take some time away from the larger group to rest, relax, or be calmed. We are hopeful that these changes, along with behavior planning, and a new staffing structure will be the keys to a successful transition home for Anna and Sassoon.
Read the full newsletter by opening the attachment.