H.A.V.E.N.

(Here And Visible — Educational Networking)

Reins of Life AT a rOSIE pLACE h.a.v.e.n. EVENT
thursday, July 20, 5:00pm-7:30pm

 

H.A.V.E.N. meetings are scheduled four times a year, typically on Saturdays, for entire families to enjoy, parents and siblings of medically fragile kids.  
Call 574-235-8899 for more information or to RSVP.

For children who are medically fragile and their families

Designed to engage and empower the community of families who care for children who are medically fragile.  

There's no other way to say it… Our HAVEN gatherings rock! 

H.A.V.E.N. is a quarterly event created and hosted by A Rosie Place exclusively for families caring for medically fragile children. This gathering is a relaxed time for families to connect and enjoy one another in an accommodating environment and in community with other families sharing similar experiences and understanding. Connecting with other families experiencing similar situations has been vitally important for our families at A Rosie Place. 

Although the focus of H.A.V.E.N. is for families to come together and enjoy a time of camaraderie, there is an educational component provided at each event. Special activities are planned for both the child who is medically fragile and their siblings to enjoy. 

Even if families do not use other services at A Rosie Place, such as respite, all families who have a child who is medically fragile are welcome to attend. 

HERE IS WHAT FAMILIES HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE H.A.V.E.N. EVENTS AT A ROSIE PLACE!

What is your favorite thing about HAVEN?
-interaction with other families
-we appreciate the support the families receive from other families in a wonderful, caring environment
-seeing everyone together
-announcements to let us know what is going on
-socialization with the parents

What is your favorite activity at HAVEN?
-talking to families
-the games for the kiddos
-Watching the kids do things they cannot do anywhere else. Like take pictures with Santa!
-interacting with other children
-arts and crafts and painting

What does HAVEN mean to you?
-a place that is familiar and supportive
-chance to meet families out of the hospital
-socialization with other kids
-emotional level for the families
-meeting and being with new families
-having the support

Name one word to describe HAVEN.
-fellowship, wonderful, fun, inviting, awesome, life, community, unique, excellent, encouraging 

Why do you come to HAVEN?
-the food!!!
-the opportunity to share with families that are going through what we are going through
-to be with other families that are in the same situation
-because my child likes it here and it’s the only place she can come and not be stared at
-to see our friends

What was your favorite moment at HAVEN in the times you have attended?
-talking and sharing information with other families
-looking at the fish tanks
-face painting
-being able to sit on Santa’s lap
-Christmas because of Santa
-Christmas party, met Santa for 1st time
-Christmas party and meeting Santa