03 Aug Playground Project
Each year, approximately 100 children reside with their families in a Dignity Housing unit. All come from low-income households, most are being raised by a single mother and many were living in emergency shelters or fleeing domestic violence situations before finding Dignity. These children have ongoing stressors due to trauma, which is often related to being homeless and witnessing their parents struggle.
Dignity Housing is finalizing a campaign to build these children a safe and fun place to play, steps away from their backyard. The “Beverly Roberts-Cruse Playground” will be named after our recently retired Executive Director, who always dreamed of giving the Dignity families a place to play on the property of Dignity’s Alicia House program, a transitional housing program for families and individuals who have experienced domestic violence. The Dignity playground will be a place where moms can catch up with neighbors, children can play freely with their peers, and everyone can enjoy the fresh air in a safe environment.
We have raised enough funds to cover the cost of the play equipment but still need extras to enhance the site such as a picnic table, benches, and a paved walkway. We are hoping that the Wish Wall Foundation can help purchase an 8-foot picnic table.