Project Anchor- for adolescent victims of abuse

by Fair Haven, Inc
Project Anchor- for adolescent victims of abuse
Project Anchor- for adolescent victims of abuse
Project Anchor- for adolescent victims of abuse
Project Anchor- for adolescent victims of abuse
Project Anchor- for adolescent victims of abuse
Project Anchor- for adolescent victims of abuse
Project Anchor- for adolescent victims of abuse
Project Anchor- for adolescent victims of abuse
Project Anchor- for adolescent victims of abuse
Project Anchor- for adolescent victims of abuse
Project Anchor- for adolescent victims of abuse
Project Anchor- for adolescent victims of abuse
Project Anchor- for adolescent victims of abuse
Project Anchor- for adolescent victims of abuse
Project Anchor- for adolescent victims of abuse
Project Anchor- for adolescent victims of abuse

It has been a great few month at Fair Haven. We finished our last cohort right before the holidays. We were able to bring our numbers up by a few new clients and were able to provide each participant in our group with a super comfy Christmas present-- a weighted blanket & sleep mask!

We are a month into the new cohort. The participants are doing such an amazing job-- they have actively participated in every activity & are really taking the reins of their recovery. As of now, we are working on helping build the participants confidence. We just did the best activity. We had each participant choose affirmations for their lives. After they each chose their own affirmations, the participants then chose 5 for the group. This exercise was very powerful. At the end of this group, everyone read the affirmations they chose out loud.

Our needs include updated and increased amount of art supplies and small incentives to gift our pariticpants every session. We are still struggling with transportation, and we are looking to add additonal clients as they come in to grow our numbers.

As always, we want to thank you, on behalf of the staff and participants of Project Anchor, for your generous support of our program and our mission to help the hurting youth in our community throughout the year.

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Airplane Project

We are officially back in our offices, and it feels great to be here! Advocates at Fair Haven were able to return back to the office full-time on July 6th, 2020 and we welcomed our clients back with many air hugs on July 13th, 2020. While navigating supportive services during a pandemic have been very different, we are moving forward! Fair Haven is currently following all CDC regulations, including temperature checks whenever someone comes into our office, wearing masks when social distancing is not allowed, and all staff are wearing masks while in a support group setting. This is such a strange time, but we are committed to our survivors, and are doing all we can to meet them where they are at.

Along with the pandemic, major rennovations have been taking place in our agency. We recognized that we wanted to give our clients the comfiest and secure space we could, and decided to go forward with some major changes. You can see in the photos-- things turned out great. This new group room allows for more space between clients, especially during our support groups that are attended by a lot of survivors!! We are so thankful for the support and patience of our clients during this transition.

This year has been a trying time. We continue to be flexible and remain a safe port in our community for our survivors. Our teens are continuing to chug along, and are doing a great time with all the changes that are going on in their lives- including recovery!

Helping People Project
Helping People Project
Group Room Renovations
Group Room Renovations
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Self-Care Package
Self-Care Package

The past three months have been a new, and not so exciting, adventure for our agency. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we were-- and still are-- exploring new territory. While we have always done our services in the office, we were forced to look at how we could continue our services in a virtual setting. In the beginning, our only concern was keeping our clients above water during this very unsettling time. Unfortunately, we know that sexual violence tends to spike during times of crisis. We wanted to ensure our clients felt supported, even if we could not sit right next to them.

Getting our adolescents on board to participate in a virtual support group and virtual individual sessions was hard at first. We were faced with a new barrier we had not ben faced with before—everyone locked in at home, and no privacy to become vulnerable. Through dedication and consistency, our teens began to take the leap. We have successfully been running our support group through a virtual platform. These sessions have been focusing on self-care and grounding exercises. We were also able to purchase a “self-care” package for each of our teens. These included an art kit, a beautiful teal sketch book, and a small makeup bag with little items to help them feel good about themselves. We were able to mail these, have clients arrange a no-contact pick up, and even got to hand deliver a few! It was just a small way for us to let our adolescents know that we are committed to continuing to help them heal—even from afar!

Fair Haven’s is still on course to hit record-breaking numbers this year. Regular donations enable us to continue to purchase the items needed to effectively work with our clients. Our adolescent population is particularly interested in art activities, and we are always researching new projects to explore with our clients. We are looking to purchase more games and activities, along with more items to continue to do the art projects that help further our clients on their recovery journey.

As always, we want to thank you, on behalf of the staff and participants of Project Anchor, for your generous support of our program and our mission to help the hurting youth in our community throughout the year.

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Updates

Our Fall cohort had the chance to explore recovery! We have been working with our teens on learning to find strength from sharing their truth. We worked hard through the tough topics of sexual abuse by utilizing some awesome art projects.

A project that has become a staple of recovery at Fair Haven is the Mask Project. The clients are instructed to paint their emotions on the inside that they felt while the abuse was happening, and then paint the façade they had on the outside. This mask project is extremely powerful, and we are able to provide these services thanks to donations from givers like you!

We have recently launched our newest cohort, which began the second week of January. We have even newer clients, and we continue to have more and more get interested. Our plans to launch a second group are still on the horizons, and will be implemented as soon as the need is there.

Needs

Fair Haven’s number of services for 2019 have far surpassed all years prior. We are reaching more clients now than ever before. Regular donations enable us to continue to purchase the items needed to effectively work with our clients. Our adolescent population is particularly interested in art activities, and we are always researching new projects to explore with our clients. We are looking to purchase more games and activities, along with more items to continue to do the art projects that help further our clients on their recovery journey.

A lack of transportation is still a hindrance to program enrollment and participation.

As always, we want to thank you, on behalf of the staff and participants of Project Anchor, for your generous support of our program and our mission to help the hurting youth in our community throughout the year.

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reframing project
reframing project

Updates

The summer cohort had the chance to develop a self-care plan which entailed how they would incorporate their newly developed coping skills and positive affirmations into their recovery. The group wrapped up in the beginning of September with a celebration pizza party including treats and a special memento to remind them of their time with Fair Haven. The new fall cohort began mid-September. Several new members have joined this group and we’re happy to report that if the group continues to grow at this rate, we are considering creating a second group!!!

Individual clients of Fair Haven continue to meet regularly with advocates and some of these clients have transitioned from individual sessions into the Anchor support group now.

Needs

Fair Haven would greatly benefit from receiving more funding to purchase additional working space to effectively run our programs.

Regular donations enable us to refill our incentive basket which has a variety of candy, lotions, make up, hair accessories, and other small trinkets. Funds are also used to provide snacks for several teen girls who really enjoy eating them and for bottled water to quench their thirst.

We would really like to buy more games and activities. Each week our thrifty and creative Anchor facilitator, Natalie, lovingly researches for ideas. She hand-crafts and develops the projects and activities that are utilized in all individual and group sessions, in order to keep our young people engaged in the recovery process.

A lack of transportation is still a hindrance to program enrollment and participation.

As always, we want to thank you, on behalf of the staff and participants of Project Anchor, for your generous support of our program and our mission to help the hurting youth in our community throughout the year.

bag activity
bag activity
positive affirmations
positive affirmations
"Swaying in the Breeze"
"Swaying in the Breeze"
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Fair Haven, Inc

Location: Highland, Indiana - USA
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Project Leader:
Kelly Vates
Highland, Indiana United States
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