Creating structured daily routines is crucial to each child’s development, laying the groundwork for achieving long-term success in their personal and academic lives. We encourage children in our Residential Shelter Program to cultivate their creativity and imagination through story-telling, songs, games, dance, and arts and crafts activities. Partnering with their parents, we seek to engage the minds and hearts of the whole child, opening up around them a world to explore and experience. Our children’s programming is an interactive model of engagement in which we work closely with both children and their parents, using a combination of structure, play, and parent education to foster each child’s development, reinforce healthy family bonds, and build self-confidence. Through the Children’s Evening Program we serve at least 100 children each year; more than 85% of these children show marked improvements in their social and emotional behavior.