We believe in seeing kids through their entire journey of their healing process. Our Aftercare Team makes an effort to be a part of events like birthday parties, graduations, and beginning college. We also love to celebrate holidays with them to make new and lasting memories.
O.U.R. Aftercare Director Jessica Mass recently visited one of our partnering aftercare homes in Thailand. All of the boys wanted to show her this giant Valentine’s Day card they created. They were excited to show her every detail of the card and exactly what they had made. During this conversation, they decided to throw a Valentine’s Day party together!
“We were so excited to be with these kids to celebrate Valentine’s Day with them, and make memories that will last a lifetime,” Jessica said. They bought cakes and decorations, played games, and arranged for one of the staff members to play live music.
During this celebration, they also honored the kids and their talents. One of the boys, a fourteen-year-old, is an incredible artist. He was excited to show Jessica his portfolio of work and tell her about his dreams to become an artist one day.
At the end of the party, they all played soccer together. The group of boys in this aftercare home are preparing for a tournament and were excited to practice for their upcoming game against another group of boys their age.
This Valentine’s Day celebration was a time of laughter and joy for everyone involved. The O.U.R. Aftercare Team loves spending moments like these with survivors to aid in their healing process and to help them feel loved and important.
The staff featured in these photos have their salaries paid for by O.U.R. We are so grateful to have them as part of our team – especially for all the work they do and love they show for these kids!
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