Your sponsorship helps create a society where children feel happy, heard and understood!
In San Diego County alone, over 100,000 children annually experience the divorce of their parents and approximately 8,000 are exposed to domestic violence. Through our Family Workshops for Separated and Divorced Families, children learn how to express their feelings and thoughts about their family situation, so they worry less about adult problems and focus more on being a kid. Children also learn that the divorce is not their fault, freeing them up from self-blame.
The moment children walk into our programs, they realize that there are other kids just like them - living in divorced families or in two homes and they feel accepted. When children feel like they belong, they are more likely to have healthy peer relationships and to do well in school. Parents gain insight about their words, actions and behaviors and learn skills, strategies and techniques that promote effective co-parenting relationships.
"Thanks to this program, I told my mom and dad that I really wanted them to both come to my talent show, like all my friends' parents. They both showed up and all my friends noticed! I was finally like everyone else! I tried not to smile when I was on stage but I saw them and I just couldn't stop. I am so happy!" - Ashley, age 10
In 2019, Kids' Turn San Diego served 594 children and their 632 parents through our programs. As our programs have grown, we continue to see a steady increase in the number of families needing our services, particularly the Family Workshops Program, resulting in a significant increase in the number of families requiring financial assistance in order to attend. In 2019 alone, over 50% of families that signed up for our Family Workshops Program required partial or full financial assistance. We need YOUR HELP to provide scholarships for these families to attend our programs.
With your gift of sponsorship, children and parents will attend the Family Workshop program and feel empowered to strengthen family relationships in positive ways!
➢ You will receive a picture drawn by a sponsored child that demonstrates "How they felt about their family situation before coming to KTSD and how they feel now?"
➢ You and/or your business will be recognized on our website for your commitment to sharing KTSD's vision for children to feel happy