Finding Our Community

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Jack Reeves (left) and his mentor Micah show off his Lego skills at the Children’s Village Talent/Hobby Show.

Over five years ago Lisa Reeves and her family moved to the Yakima Valley. Leaving their familiar friends and support back home was hard enough, but entering a new environment with a 6-year-old son with special needs made them feel even more lost. They were in search of a support group—A home base and a place where they were not alone.

One visit to the doctor ended this search, as he wrote down a referral to Children’s Village. Their search may have ended, but a whole new journey had begun. Their son Jack began receiving diagnostic services, occupational therapy, behavioral treatment and genetic consultations. He also participated in Parent-to-Parent and One2One programs like Slug Bugs, Kid’s Camp and talent shows.

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Lisa became involved in parent education groups and the Holland support group for mothers with children with special needs.

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Lisa Reeves scrapbooking with other mothers at the Village

We have found our community,” Lisa shared. And indeed they have.

Children’s Village has become a place where they can feel at home.

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