PEACEFUL FAMILY SOLUTIONS
Mike received a call from his grandson’s school. It was 20 degrees outside, and his grandson had been dropped off at school wearing shorts, T-shirt, flip flops and smelling of urine. This is a common story for children with addicted parents. PFS has a solution for these children and their families. Our Mission: “Break the cycle of addiction in families; one child at a time.”
Research confirms, 1 in 4 children live in homes where one or both parents are addicted to alcohol or drugs. This affects over 270,000 Oklahoma children who are eight times more likely to become addicted.
Our program is the only peer-to-peer program in Oklahoma for children of addicts. The 4-day intensive program uses evidenced based practices to assist children ages 7-12 in healing and to realize addiction is not their fault.
They build communication skills and deepen their resilience along with other children in the same situation. Weekly reunion groups help to reinforce the learned skills. Our goal is to remain engaged and impact these children throughout high school.
The Impact Oklahoma Van will assist underprivileged children and adults attend the program and the reunion groups.
The Impact Oklahoma Education Center will provide the space and technology to offer the best tools available in our own facility instead of setting up and tearing down, mid-program, at the church we have been using.
The Impact Oklahoma Reunion Group (North) location will allow us to reach more than the 450 children and families annually.