Help children during holidays
By Katherine Miller
CROWLEY – Children caught in the middle of family violence face many problems, particularly during the holiday season.
“Christmas time is so heartbreaking to see what the children have to go through during this time of year. They have to leave their homes, sometimes not even having a Christmas tree to wake up to on Christmas morning,” says Faith House Acadia Parish Outreach Children’s Advocate Trisha Breaux.
With Christmas quickly approaching, there is someone to give them hope. You.
In past years, during the Christmas season, many have selflessly provided gifts for children of Faith House to help them celebrate Christmas.
Faith House is a non-profit organization that helps female survivors of domestic violence and their children.
The Christmas season is very hard for these families, and while the staff strives to make the holiday special, it’s not always easy.
Rockie Oge, Faith House women’s advocate, informed, “When moms make a new life, the first year is very hard in every aspect. She worries so much that she won’t be able to provide for her children.” She continued, “When people from the community contribute, it increases the family’s chance of remaining free from an abusive situation.”
Many Faith House families leave their homes with only the clothes on their backs, and most of them would have no Christmas gifts at all without the help of the kind supporters of this program.
Presently, Faith House Children’s Advocate, Trisha Breaux, is working with dozens of children, ranging from infants to seventeen years. Each child has a wish list to help make shopping easier.
Faith House accepts gift cards and will gladly do the shopping for you. All donations are tax deductible.
You can make a difference in the life of a needy child and put a smile on a precious little face by adopting a family or child. Please contact Trisha Breaux at 788-3092 to adopt a family and or child.