Personal and Connected
Every child deserves to feel cared for and thought of, and Butterfly Haven strives to meet the needs of children in a thoughtful, personal way that will make a lasting impact.
When Butterfly Haven is notified of a child who is transitioning to foster care, a care bag is assembled for that child that includes things like toiletries, coloring books, a blanket, a stuffed animal, and other things depending on the age of the child. These items come in a suitcase or backpack, so the child knows that anything in that bag goes with them no matter where they end up. This is one of many ways Butterfly Haven strives to help each child feel safe and secure.
Focusing on the Foster Community
Butterfly Haven fills an important need in the community by equipping foster families so they can focus on the children in their care.
Taking a whole-family approach, the organization provides a community of support to foster and adoptive families by connecting individuals and offering resources that will help these families navigate licensing agencies and state requirements. In addition, Butterfly Haven helps to connect families in crisis by connecting individuals who need crisis care for their children to agencies who can provide that care.
Butterfly Haven endeavors to make a positive impact on the Fostering Community by providing opportunities such as field trips, birthday parties, potlucks, Christmas Events, Annual Pumpkin Patch outings, Back to School Events, Easter Events, Respite Days, Family Experiences, a private Community just for Foster families and so much more. Butterfly Haven believes in #MakingMomentsMatter in the lives of children and families impacted by Foster Care.
Answering the Needs
Butterfly Haven helps provide such things as beds, dressers, clothes, shoes, coats, diapers, formula, and other basic necessity items for children as they are placed in a new foster situation or as they obtain permanency.
The goal is to ease the transition by taking away some of the worry out of meeting the physical needs of the child so the child and parent can focus on getting home, settled, and bonding. Moments like these matter. The less chaos, the better it is for the child.