From the Desk of the Executive Director
May 9 th  is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. At A Child’s Haven (ACH) our work is more behavioral health than ever before. Team members in our group treatment rooms are Bachelor Level or higher employees and our parent engagement staff are Licensed Master’s level clinicians. We have found that investment in early intervention must be multi-generational hence we provide in-home Family Therapy to reinforce the individual and group therapy children receive at our treatment center. ACH provides these services to help us move closer to our vision where all children in our community are thriving with families that nurture their success.  
The ACH staff is committed to providing effective and sustainable therapeutic services to families and their young children with developmental delays. To commemorate National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, team members were asked to finish the phrase, "I stand up and soar for children’s mental health because…." Team members responded with statements like: “It is important to empower & speak up for these kids!” “I want to break the stigma of mental health.” “Kids are the future and the future is shaped by the kids of today.” The responses were incorporated into a bulletin board display in our lobby so everyone can see our team’s passion for the children and families we serve.
Other exciting News -
ACH was reaccredited for three years through the Commission of the Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities (CARF) in the following domains: Intensive Family Based Services – Child & Adolescents. Governance Standards applied.  This status requires significant effort, strong teamwork, and commitment from everyone on our staff. We are proud to attain this accreditation for the second consecutive term.
ACH is looking for new team members who have experienced in infant early childhood mental health. Ideal candidates are SC licensed and experienced with young children and families. Open positions, including Child and Family Therapists, are posted on our website, .  
You can support ACH’s mission by sharing and participating in our events. There are two more weekends of the Hartness Showcase of Homes , SYNNEX Share the Magic kicks off in June with the Day at the Drive and SYNNEX Share the Magic Charity Golf Tournament.  Sign up for one, or all!
Moving the mission forward, together,
Laurie Rovin
Executive Director
Melanie was a single mom raising her son, Ethan. She worked two jobs and didn’t have family nearby to help with Ethan when needed. Although her life was stressful, Melanie was making it work and was still able to provide for her son. However, when Ethan turned four and started pre-school, he began to have major behavior issues in the classroom where he would suddenly get very upset and throw things or hurt himself or his classmates. After six months of multiple parent teacher meetings and trying to get help for her son, one day when Melanie came to pick up Ethan, she was told that he was no longer welcome at the childcare center. Melanie was devastated. She suddenly felt hopeless and didn’t have anyone or anything to turn to. 
Hartness Showcase of Homes
The Hartness Showcase of Homes is now in full swing! We still need volunteers for the next two weekends so please click the button below to sign up for a shift. Volunteers the first weekend had a wonderful time directing people, giving small tours in the Inspiration Home, and letting the guests know about the impact that ACH makes daily in the Upstate.
Admission is $10, and ACH receives all ticket proceeds. Tour four homes while you're there including the Inspiration Home. Homes are open for two more weekends - May 2-5 and May 9-12.

Event Hours:
1:00pm-7:00pm Thursdays & Fridays
10:00am-6:00pm Saturdays
1:00pm-6:00pm Sundays
SYNNEX Share The Magic Upcoming Events
SYNNEX Share the Magic Golf Benefit - June 8th
There are a few teams still available for both tee times. We are also selling raffle tickets for $25 each or 5 for $100 that enter you in to win several fun packages like a Clemson Football Game Day experience or a Downtown Stay-cation with hotel accommodations and Peace Center Tickets!

SYNNEX Share the Magic Day at the Drive - June 10th
This is a fun opportunity to see all four charities recognized at a Greenville Drive game! Be sure to purchase your tickets through the link below using the password 'magic'.
First Steps of Greenville County
20th Anniversary
Greenville County First Steps celebrated 20 years on Sunday, April 28th. First Steps has been a partner of ACH for 15 years and is another wonderful resource for children and families in our community. Executive Director Laurie Rovin attended to show First Steps how much we appreciate their support.
ACH Receives GuideStar Platinum Seal
The GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency represents our level of transparency to the public. By doing this, potential supporters have a chance to learn more about our organization and see detailed reports of our outcomes and financial information.
Don't Miss the Blue Ridge Fest
Don't miss out on the Blue Ridge Fest happening Friday, May 3rd! Enjoy a spectacular vintage car show, entertainment from The Oak Ridge Boys and The Tams, and delicious food. Ticket proceeds benefit ACH.
Shop Amazon Smile for a Gift for Mom
Mother's Day is approaching quickly! Show your mom how much you appreciate her and support ACH families at the same time. Make your purchase using Amazon Smile and they'll send ACH a percentage of your final total at no additional cost to you!