Supporting a child’s mental well-being begins with early detection and prevention. Through teaching important life skills that build resiliency, preparing children to make positive choices, addressing concerning behaviors, and empowering parents to understand how a child’s development and well-being is affected by their mental health, we can help children lead fulfilling and empowered lives.
It’s already begun to be an exciting year here at Tanager Place, especially for our prevention programs. These programs include the area’s only LGBTQ+ Youth Center, the first Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Program in Iowa, Camp Tanager, and YouthPort; a collaboration between Tanager Place, YPN, and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Corridor. These programs continue to grow, expand, and serve more children and families than ever before thanks to an outpouring of community support.
When we work together as a community to reduce stigma and provide greater access for those who need additional support, amazing things happen. Thank you for supporting the kids and families at Tanager Place and our dedicated team who go above and beyond to make a difference. Your gift to Tanager Place helps provide a sense of belonging and hope for the children who participate in our programs.
Okpara Rice, CEO