Our mission is to provide children living in foster care and their foster families with the material items needed so they can focus on making these children feel safe and secure during the hardest days of their lives. We provide each child we serve with one week of clothing, shoes, a duffle bag, age-appropriate toys, and hygiene products. When available, we provide families with beds and car seats for their foster children.
We are currently serving Texas foster families and families involved with CPS living in the counties of Fannin, Grayson, and northern Collin. Children involved with Texas DFPS or CPS may include children in foster care, children placed in a kinship home, children being reunified with their biological family, and children at risk of being removed from their biological parents.
Recent studies have made a correlation between certain risk factors and the benefits of calming the central nervous system and sensory system through non-invasive therapeutic objects. Items such as weighted blankets, swings, Sit N Spins, white noise machines, swaddle blankets, and ergonomic infant carriers have been shown to help little bodies process and integrate stress and incoming stimuli, in turn, increasing the body's release of serotonin (the body's chemical most responsible for maintaining mood balance).
The goal of Project SOOTHe is to make these tools available to children in foster care who would not otherwise have the resources to get them. By partnering with foster families, therapists, and Child Protective Services we have the ability to bring these non-invasive therapeutic objects to the children who need them most."
FOSTER PARENT TRAINING
The Isaiah Closet Resource Center serves as a location for foster agencies to train foster families to increase the number of good, local foster homes, so that we can better serve the children from our community. When children can be placed within the community they are already part of, it can decrease the level of trauma associated with the removal from their biological families.