Parri is creating Opportunities for homeless kids and teens
5
patrons
$11
per month
Why I am on Patreon.

My name is Parri. My work takes place at a small non-profit agency that aids homeless families, teens, and adults by providing transitional housing and other resources to help people get back on their feet. This county has one of the highest percentages of people with Adverse Childhood Experiences. (Read more about ACE research here: http://www.acestudy.org/).

I specifically work one on one with kids, teens, and young adults who have experienced generations of poverty, addiction, trauma, and abuse.

What you are funding

Your funds will be transformed into broadening experiences, materials, and resources for kids and teens who would not otherwise be exposed to or could afford such things (i.e., social and community activities; interesting and educational speakers or mentors; recreational activities of all kinds; special meals; art supplies;  material needs and/or resources like books, classes, and tutoring). 

In other words, you are funding resilience-- “The more capacity that caregivers, schools, communities, and service providers have to provide children with the resources they need, the more likely children are to take advantage of opportunities to enhance their well being…” (Ungar, 2015).

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
(Seuss, 1971) 

Due to the confidential nature of the client-counselor relationship, I will not be able to post pictures of the clients you are helping. I will however post how your funding is being spent and a general description of how the client(s) experienced this activity or resource. I also intend to post thought provoking articles about social psychology, which you, the patron, may find interesting. I hope we engage in thoughtful dialogue about these topics.
 
Thank you for considering this project,
Parri

References:
Seuss, D. (1971). The Lorax. New York: Random House.
Ungar, M. (2015), Practitioner Review: Diagnosing childhood resilience – a systemic approach to the diagnosis of adaptation in adverse social and physical ecologies. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 56: 4–17. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12306

Tiers
The Secret Helpers
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
I'll be discussing what I've been doing with the funds and occasionally sharing interesting articles about social psychology.
Goals
$11 of $250 per month
I will be able to take each of my clients out for a meal at least once a month. It is nice to get kids/teens into the community where they can practice social skills, be exposed to different kinds of food and people, and have an enjoyable stress free meal with a trustworthy adult who gives them their full attention!. Additionally, I want to include fun physical activities--bowling, swimming, "bouncing", open gym, batting cages, etc. Physical activity is linked to improved mental health and emotional regulation. It is part of "physical nourishment" many kids do not get to experience nearly enough! I will also be investing in art supplies for goal two when possible!
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Why I am on Patreon.

My name is Parri. My work takes place at a small non-profit agency that aids homeless families, teens, and adults by providing transitional housing and other resources to help people get back on their feet. This county has one of the highest percentages of people with Adverse Childhood Experiences. (Read more about ACE research here: http://www.acestudy.org/).

I specifically work one on one with kids, teens, and young adults who have experienced generations of poverty, addiction, trauma, and abuse.

What you are funding

Your funds will be transformed into broadening experiences, materials, and resources for kids and teens who would not otherwise be exposed to or could afford such things (i.e., social and community activities; interesting and educational speakers or mentors; recreational activities of all kinds; special meals; art supplies;  material needs and/or resources like books, classes, and tutoring). 

In other words, you are funding resilience-- “The more capacity that caregivers, schools, communities, and service providers have to provide children with the resources they need, the more likely children are to take advantage of opportunities to enhance their well being…” (Ungar, 2015).

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
(Seuss, 1971) 

Due to the confidential nature of the client-counselor relationship, I will not be able to post pictures of the clients you are helping. I will however post how your funding is being spent and a general description of how the client(s) experienced this activity or resource. I also intend to post thought provoking articles about social psychology, which you, the patron, may find interesting. I hope we engage in thoughtful dialogue about these topics.
 
Thank you for considering this project,
Parri

References:
Seuss, D. (1971). The Lorax. New York: Random House.
Ungar, M. (2015), Practitioner Review: Diagnosing childhood resilience – a systemic approach to the diagnosis of adaptation in adverse social and physical ecologies. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 56: 4–17. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12306

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Tiers
The Secret Helpers
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
I'll be discussing what I've been doing with the funds and occasionally sharing interesting articles about social psychology.