What We Do
Nearly 1 in 7 US kids and teens has a mental health condition, and half go untreated, report a study by JAMA Pediatrics.
Trauma and abuse can seriously damage a child during their critical formative years. Thompson believes fragile, suffering children can be made whole again. To support this belief, our work centers on the clinical treatment and well-being of children and families. Founded in 1886 as an orphanage, today Thompson operates four distinct campuses, each providing services from three core pillars; Early Childhood, Family Stability and Mental Health. Services cover comprehensive education, intensive treatment and care for children (birth to 18) in need, as well as counseling to adults of all ages.
COVID-19 - SPECIFIC NEEDS:
100% of the children and families served by our A Child's place program serves live under the federal poverty level. School, service and retails closings are having an exponential impact on the most vulnerable people in our community – homeless children and their families. This program currently serves over 600 children and their families – that’s over 2,000 people.
Financial Donation Requested:
Accommodations: How do the homeless families we serve shelter in place when they have no shelter? Help us convert an unoccupied & unfurnished "Cottage” on our campus into temporary housing for 4 of the highest-at-risk families. We will support other at-risk families with motel accommodations.
Food: While CMS is providing much appreciated free breakfast and lunch meals during the school closures, at risk kids still need dinner every night – and food on the weekends. Through our partnerships with food vendors and distributors, $150.00 worth of groceries will provide 3 meals a day, for one week for a family of 3. Our goal is to provide food subsidies to 100 families, with a commitment to raise $20,000.
Visit https://giving.thompsoncff.org/ to learn more and support our families with urgent food & housing needs.