From the Desk of the Executive Director
This month, A Child’s Haven (ACH) is partnering with Children’s Trust of South Carolina to celebrate Child Abuse Prevention Month. During the coming days, you will probably notice pinwheel gardens around town that where planted by local organizations and businesses. Why the pinwheel? Blue pinwheels represent the carefree spirit of childhood that every child deserves. These pinwheel gardens honor children who are victims of child abuse. Schedule a tour of our facility this month and you'll see the pinwheel garden ACH staff planted just outside our front door.

A child's carefree spirit can be affected by both positive and negative childhood experiences. The negative experiences that children may go through such as abuse and neglect is linked to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).  Without prevention or early intervention treatment, ACEs can have long lasting effects on someone’s overall health; contribute to behaviors such as alcoholism or substance abuse; as well as their lifelong
potential. 

Most children and their caregivers at ACH have experienced multiple ACEs. Our services lift lives by providing vital prevention and intervention treatment for the children and their families. Our children receive daily group therapy and weekly individual therapy sessions at our center. Their families receive weekly home visits from licensed therapists who hold family therapy sessions, to teach parenting skills and share information about programs that can help in other aspects of their lives, programs like VITA, a United Way initiative that provides free income tax assistance to thousands of individuals and families in our community. The services that we provide plant the seed of potential in each family we serve allowing them to reach their full potential and blossom , breaking the cycle of poverty
and neglect. 

This newsletter is full of ways for you to help A Child’s Haven. One, the Hartness Showcase of Homes where lots of smiling faces (volunteers) are needed to help guide visitors. Additionally, for only $10 you can tour four homes at Hartness, including the 2019 Inspiration Home that’s packed with advanced technological features and upgrades in every room. A Child’s Haven receives all ticket proceeds, so buy your tickets here . Click here to sign up today! There are even sponsorship opportunities. The best
part is it all benefits A Child’s Haven!

Tune into the Home Shopping Network (HSN) on April 5th! ACH is receiving national attention from HSN as HSN Cares has selected us as a beneficiary! Share our Facebook post using the hashtag #HSNCares. This is so exciting as the rest of the country will have an opportunity to learn about our innovative treatment program for young children and families. See below for times.

So much to share! Read on to learn more about becoming a monthly donor, AKA Life Lifter, play golf with SYNNEX Share the Magic, or sign up today to sponsor our 2019 Holiday Benefit Breakfast

These opportunities provide different ways to support ACH, and they are only the beginning. If you have ideas of new ways to get involved with ACH, reach out to us anytime.

Moving the mission forward,
Laurie Rovin
Stephanie's Story
Stephanie was a kind-hearted three-year-old with pig-tails and a smile that lit up the room. It all changed when Stephanie started coming to Head Start with her hair down. The teacher found bruises on the back of Stephanie’s neck, the childcare center made a mandated report and a Social Worker got involved.

The constant fear of physical abuse took its toll on Stephanie, and she began kicking and biting her classmates. Stephanie’s behavior deteriorated until the center asked her family to find a new care provider. That’s when her Social Worker requested a court order for Stephanie to attend A Child’s Haven.
Hartness Showcase of Homes
ACH has been named exclusive charity partner of the Hartness Showcase of Homes 2019! This is also a great volunteer opportunity. ACH is looking for smiling faces to greet attendees and direct them to different stops on the tour. Shifts are available Thursday through Sunday, April 25-May 12. We still have volunteer shifts open, so be sure to sign up for a shift today.
Admission is $10, and ACH receives all ticket proceeds. Tour the 2019 Inspiration Home and several other beautiful custom homes while taking in all the natural neighborhood beauty that Hartness has to offer. Purchase your tickets today.
A Child's Haven Receives National Attention!
This month ACH will receive $1,000 and recognition on national TV by the Home Shopping Network. Thanks to board member, Lorraine DeJong for nominating ACH for HSN Cares' $1,000 A Day Giveaway! ACH will be featured in HSN segments on April 5 at 2:00am, 7:00am, 2:00pm, and 9:00pm.
SYNNEX Share The Magic Golf Benefit
SYNNEX Share the Magic Golf Benefit will be held on June 8th. There are many team spots left as well as sponsorship opportunities. Teams will have an option of two tee times the day of the tournament and will take place at The Preserve at Verde Golf Club. All players will also receive a $100 Titleist Certificate for a mobile pop up shop, hole-in-one car giveaway, putting contests, and much more! Click here to play.
Become a Life Lifter
Become a Life Lifter and your small, monthly gifts will add up to big results for the children and families of ACH.

By donating $10, $20, or $40 over a 12 month period, your donation will fund two meals a day for a child; provide mileage reimbursement for Family Support Counselors for home visits; or provide transportation for a child. We'll also send you a limited edition stainless steel tumbler so you can represent ACH on the go!
Blue Ridge Fest Raffle - Win Cash!
A Child’s Haven has been selected is a beneficiary of this year’s Blue Ridge Fest. Buy a Blue Ridge Fest raffle ticket for a chance to win $2,000, $5,000 or even $10,000!
Free Tax Services from United Way
Know someone who needs assistance filing their income taxes? Refer them to the United Way VITA program which helps those in a certain income bracket file their taxes for free. Assistance can be provided online or in person. Call (864) 382-3325 to find out more.