Finding Comfort in "Evan's Nook"

 
The entrance to “Evan’s Nook”— a special spot in the Foster Love play room designed for children with sensory needs.

The entrance to “Evan’s Nook”— a special spot in the Foster Love play room designed for children with sensory needs.

 

We'd been open for 2 weeks when a 10 year old autistic child walked through the doors of the Foster Love House. He was confused, nervous and hadn't slept well since being removed from his home. He was shown "Evan's Nook", a special spot in the Foster Love play room designed for children with sensory needs, or those who'd like to have some time alone, and he immediately smiled. He played for an hour solid while his caseworker busily went to work continuing the search for a suitable placement. In the meantime, the Foster Love staff was able to grab pizza (his favorite!) and drinks to help him feel welcome and relaxed. After lunch he was able to nap in the comfort of a bed near his worker while she continued her search. A placement was found about 6 hours later and he was able to take a duffel bag of his own filled with supplies and necessities.

Lessening the trauma of kids coming into care is a big job. Thank you for helping us make the Foster Love House a reality! Would you consider partnering with us financially to continue to keep every nook and corner of this amazing House open, warm, and welcoming?

Candace Cartwright