Children and families healing from trauma are a part of our community. Show them you are a part of theirs.
Arden Shore is filling the Family Tree with 500 hearts in the names of donors who know that no child can ever have too many people who love them.
This campaign coincides with national initiatives related to child abuse prevention, foster care, and mental health. Investing in the health and resilience of children is crucial in the wake of the pandemic. A recent study by the CDC uncovered significant worsening mental health in high school students.
- More than 2 out of 5 students (44%) had felt persistent sadness or hopelessness that caused them to stop doing some usual activities.
- About 1 in 5 students seriously considered suicide.
- About 1 in 10 students attempted suicide.
- Since the beginning of the pandemic, about 65% of students said they found it more difficult to complete their school work.
- More than 50% of students reported emotional abuse by a parent or other adult in their home.
- About 25% experienced hunger.
“Echoing across my younger clients as well as the parents of children is just how hard everything has been. Whether it is grieving the loss of loved ones, grieving the loss of expectations or goals, or grieving the way things have changed, I have heard very few people report positive outcomes from the pandemic. But I am hopeful for the younger generation. While change has been slow, the youth I am working with report improved moods. They feel more empowered due to the tools gained in therapy and have begun to take control back of different things in their lives while appropriately grieving all they have gone through. While the effects of the pandemic are not over, those with the support and tools to get through this tough time can still succeed and live a life worth living.” -Thea, Arden Shore Behavioral Health Therapist
More than half of those on Arden Shore’s waiting list for mental health support services are children. By donating to Arden Shore and adding your name to the family tree, you are not only making it possible for Arden Shore to provide quality service that partners with families to address the root causes of childhood trauma and help families heal, you are also telling children in need that they are a part of your community.
Thank you to all those who have added their heart to our Family Tree!
Melinda Sutter x 2
Paul Cherner x 2.5
Jane Waller x 2.5
Dora Maya in Memory of Alicia Torres De Maya x 16
The Levinson Family x 5
Melissa Luebbe x 5
Sargon Guliana x 10
Carie Pasenelli x 10
Nancy Hanrahan x 2
Kathryn Nixon x 10
The Dybas Family x 30
Maurella Bochenko x 10
Joan Macdonald x 3.5
Krista Bean x 2.5
Donna Fleming x 2.5
Robbie & Natalie x 2
Megan Brand x 10
Pamela Horton x 5
Dottie Rzeszutko x 50
Libertyville Bank & Trust
Susan Daniel x 1.5
Maureen Maloney x 10
M. J. Dybas x 5
Deanna Hickey x 10
Lauren Schwartz Brand x 2.5
Billie Sue Braun
Familia Muñoz x 10
(Last updated May 11, 2022)
As the needs in our community continue to grow, our work requires a significant growth in our community of support—and that requires reach. That’s why Arden Shore launched this campaign now, its most ambitious awareness campaign yet. We know it will be challenging. Your participation will not only directly benefit the lives of children and families in our community, but also help to raise awareness for our shared vision–that all children, regardless of circumstance, can reach their full potential.
Grow Your Branch
Already part of the family? Keep it growing! Here are 3 ways you can help fill the tree:
- Share Arden Shore on Facebook and Instagram.
- Invite your friends and family to add their name to our family tree by donating $10. Share this link.
- Add a branch with 10 hearts in the name of your family and friends for a donation of $100.
Arden Shore Child and Family Services is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization. EIN 36-2167724