This year’s Great Hearts Gala supports key initiatives such as:
Building resilience in children who have experienced emotional and physical trauma. By implementing the nationally recognized program Trauma Smart®, Starfish staff and parents will be better equipped to respond effectively to children’s needs.
Strengthening the parent-child bond through programs like Dad Power, which brings together fathers in weekly meetings, providing a unique space for them to share their stressors and successes with one another. Starfish staff provides developmental guidance, self-care skills, and family/parent involvement; this boosts their confidence and competence in being a parent.
Empowering parents to succeed with their children and with their own goals. Starfish University provides parents a wide range of free classes. Our aim is to help parents build confidence, knowledge, and the skills to ensure strong, healthy families.