(Joplin, MO) – Children’s Haven of Southwest Missouri will host a birthday lawn party with sweet treats, music, and games to celebrate 20 years of a “home for children and help for families” on Sunday, September 10, 2023, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The afternoon will feature music by Dr. G and the Tall Man, yard games and activities, sweet treats, and a special dedication to commemorate the 20 years of service to our community. The event will be held at 711 South Picher Avenue, Joplin.
Community partners who are sponsoring this event include:
- Vowels & Stovern Wealth Management
- Old Missouri Bank
- Mid-Missouri Bank
- Keller Williams Realty Elevate
Since 2003, Children’s Haven has been a temporary home for more than 8,000 area children with more than 50,000 nights of safe, nurturing care while families were assisted to resolve a crisis. We rarely host events but a 20th birthday is worth celebrating, both to congratulate everyone who has made Children’s Haven the trusted community resource it is and to raise awareness of its services and on-going mission.
Children’s Haven of Southwest Missouri, Inc. is a private, nonprofit home for children providing nurturing crisis care during times of heightened stress in their family. Children’s Haven is a temporary home to children ages birth through 17 years whose families are experiencing a crisis. A family crisis may include but is not limited to homelessness or unsafe living accommodations, lack of utilities or food, parents or sibling hospitalization, fear of abusing or neglecting children and parent seeking mental health or substance abuse treatment. “Through the services we provide, we work to protect children, prevent child abuse and neglect, reduce family stress and keep families together.”
For more information, please contact Liz Erickson, Development Coordinator, Children’s Haven of SWMO, Inc. at 417.782.4453
Liz Erickson, Development Coordinator
Children’s Haven of Southwest Missouri