Betty* jumps between being a tomboy and a girly girl. She loves riding her bikes and hanging out with her cottage.
Sometimes we don't think about how significant a child's birthday can be when they are away from home. It may be their first birthday without their biological parents or it may be the first birthday they've ever truly celebrated. There are various things that go into how a resident may feel about his/her birthday, but here at COMP
ACT, we want it to be special.
When asked how they planned to celebrate the day, Betty's* houseparents spilled, "Abby [houseparent] is going to take her to get a pedicure, just the two of them. We are making chocolate chip pancakes in the morning and then inviting the whole campus to a huge party with ice cream cake in the gym." And that is exactly what they did.
Betty* had a day full of celebrating her; she loved spending one-on-one time with her houseparent, but also had a blast with her cottage and other COMPACT residents at her birthday party.
At COMPACT, we strive to make every resident's birthday special.
Read below to see how you can help us with that.