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  Touching All The Senses

September 2013  
Hello from the President,

Challenges abound, but just like most things in life, if you keep your eyes and ears open things always work out.  We ran into a major issue with finishing the space for our multi-sensory room.  The electrical work needed was a lot more than expected and so was the cost to get it all corrected!  We started looking around for electricians and getting quotes and things were not looking great.  A wonderful person named, Jacob Gochenouer, of Goch and Sons Electric, offered to help us and completed the work a week or so ago, which puts our build out back on track.  We are looking at an opening at the end of the year and we all couldn't be more excited.  Special Haven is truly thankful for Jacob coming into our lives, and we are truly thankful for all of our friends, family, and supporters for helping to make Special Haven's multi-sensory room a reality.  

Thank You,
Vicky Dunn  

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Golf Tournament Recap
by: David Chuey

The sun was out and it was 100 degrees, but that didn't stop anyone.  On Saturday, September 7, 2013, Special Haven hosted its 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at Shadow Lakes Golf Course.  We had a wonderful turnout for the event and we raised over $5700!  It was so nice to see everyone having a great time.  The food was excellent and we are already looking forward to next year.  We would like to thank all our sponsors: Community Bank of the Bay, Fast Signs - East County, Jessica LaChance-Mellan, Feldman Law Group Learn more

Why I Help
by: David Chuey

Around 12 years ago, when the wonderful news that I was going to be a dad started to sink in, I began thinking about all those things a dad would do with their kids.  I would teach them how to throw and catch a ball, I would try to help coach baseball, football, and maybe even soccer.  I would show them how to spit, shake hands, and tell jokes.  You know all the things dads are supposed to do with their kids.  But a few years after my kids were born, I have twins, my wife and I noticed some things about our son that didn't seem right, so we had him evaluated and we found out that he had Autism. Learn more

Child's Gateway to Health
by: Dr. Brandon Roberts

- Every Child Deserves to Live a Healthy Life

- The Big Question

- Simple Changes Bring Amazing Results


Every Child Deserves to Live a Healthy Life.

This is a key premise and focus of The 100 Year Lifestyle. The choices you make for them and the choices you teach them to make for themselves will be their gateway to a healthy or unhealthy life.


The good news is that by teaching them healthy choices, you will immediately Learn more

Upcoming Events
Special Haven will be hosting several different events in the next few months.  Some will be fundraisers and others will be family events.  Be on the lookout for flyers for our upcoming events.
  • Our equipment is ordered and we are looking to have a re-grand opening of Special Haven in early November.  Please be on the lookout for more information! 
  • Hula and Luau fundraiser in early December.  Mau Lao Ohana is planning a special hula and luau fundraiser with all the money raised going to Special Haven.  More information to follow soon. 

Thank You - 2013

Event Sponsors

Big Kahuna Sandwich Shop
Brittney Lauran Photography
Car West Auto Body
Community Bank of the Bay
FastSigns - East County
FLG / Feldman Law Group

Intuitive Healing Center

Jessie Mellan 
Max Martial Arts
Ortega Ortho

Roberts Chiropractic 
Schooners Grille and Brewery
Schwab Family Childcare
Seel & Wright, LLC 
Twin Tigers Academy of Self

$300 and Up

Art From The Heart - Mirna
Jeanette Miranda
Jim & Janet Frazier
Marie Wood
Vela Insurance Services 

Up to $299

Angela Gattis
April DeMasi & Doug Miller
Ashley Castaldi
Barbara Robinson
Carol Hoffman
Cheryl & Curtis Spence
Derek Roy Bell
Garry Ridolfi
Hector Galarza
Jay Bulhous 
Jessica Rodriguez Franke
Jill Heckendorn
Jill Peterson
Mark Karbo    
Mark Miller 
Mary Black 
Seena Benavides  
Sue Narag Stover
Thomas and Zosima Chuey


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