Trail of Hope Presents the 2020 Family Summer Outreach

Article By:  Ashley Caldwell

Newsletter   |   Jun 02, 2020

Lincoln Trail Regional Network, Trail of Hope presents the 2020 Family Enrichment Summer Outreach. The goal is to provide families with activities that promote attachment and bonding, as well as, family communication and problem solving. Typically, this is the time of year we would be preparing the families for the summer months. This usually includes food security, pool passes, camping passes, child care and any other components that come with the summer months. This year camps and pools are closed, leaving our most at risk children with little reprieve and parents with little child care options.

Trail of Hope would like to assist these families by providing games and activities that promote family togetherness. The plan is to distribute the funds equally through the 8 counties that we serve. Community partners have been identified in each county that would help aide our attempts to ensure that families in need receive these items. The items being distributed would include board games, outside games, bubbles and toys, that would build family attachment and bonding.

The Community Collaboration for Children Program is continuing on despite of the COVID-19 Pandemic. However, there are many changes on how we interact with families. The program continues to meet with families weekly using telehealth services, such as phone calls, FaceTime and Zoom. There have also been many porch and mailbox drop-offs. The program is committed to ensuring that the families have what they need during this challenging time.