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Heights Parent Center Charity Profile
Heights Parent Center is a recognized, high quality, family-centered community asset which provides a safe, accessible environment for all families to play and learn together.
The Center offers opportunities for families to make connections that help support a healthy community and is an active partner with other community organizations in responding to the diverse needs of families
At HPC we practice "Family Support," an asset-based, universal, preventive set of activities. Each year the Center helps more than 1,700 families play, share and learn together.
Develop Assets: all families have strengths and they build on those strengths when they participate in HPC programs.
Are open to all: everyone is challenged by raising children and can use support to help them grow to their fullest potential.
No parent has to have a deficit or be in crisis to participate in family support programming.
Provide Resources: families share with and learn from other families, observe how staff and other parents interact with their children, borrow books from our Parenting Resource Library, find information about community resources.
Reduce Stress: Parents attending family support programs develop an enhanced community support system that reduces their isolation, provides new ideas and strategies and gives them a safe and engaging place to interact with their children.
No parent has to feel alone with the pressures of childrearing.
Enhance Skills & Confidence: Interacting with other parents, talking with staff, attending parenting discussion groups, support groups, and using the Resource Library all provide ways to learn new skills about raising children.
Parents also gain confidence in their own abilities to decide what is best for their family.
Invest in the Future: HPC programs prevent problems by offering resources, connections and support before a crisis arises.
Research shows that family support programs are a very cost effective way to reduce child abuse, delinquency, school failure and placement in special education.
By supporting the wellness of the family unit, Family Support programs strengthen the community.
Heights Parent Center Volunteer Information
Volunteers are at the heart of Heights Parent Center
Help needed for:
Toy Lending Library ~ Join a team with other volunteers to run our Toy Lending Library.
2 x 2-hour sessions monthly (see schedule). Tasks include checking toys in and out, signing up new members, washing and re-stocking returned toys. Volunteers get a free TLL membership ($40 value).
Parenting Resource Library ~ Help us keep our parenting Resource Library organized and up-to-date by keeping track of borrowed books, over-due books and potential parenting books to purchase for the library. Come in weekly on your own time when it suits your schedule. Volunteers get a free TLL membership ($40 value).
Bargain Box Thrift Store ~ Help with donation in-take and Saturday morning staffing of the shop.
Toy washing ~ an on-going need to keep the toys in our program area in good clean shape.
Distribution of Fliers ~ Help staff with the distribution of fliers, newsletters and other mailed materials by counting, stuffing or wrapping bundles of materials.
Board Committees ~ Join our board of Directors or one of our many committees to help us continue to provide families with important programs by volunteering your time for fundraising, special events, programming and much more.