What does my sponsorship provide?
$45 provides one day of care for one resident at our Aftercare Shelter and includes:
- Lots of love
- Trauma Counseling
- Health Care
- Safety, security in a loving home
- Athletic and alternative activities
Our wrap-around system is unique, as unique as each child we serve, and allows for the resident to develop and drive her own individualized program. As we serve each survivor according to her specific needs and pair this with comprehensive holistic care, the result is a gradual movement toward healing, resiliency, and health.
Who are the people involved in the care of my sponsored child?
Each girl has a group of advocates that surround the girl to care for her, including:
- Case Coordinator
- House Mom Team
- Security Team
- Executive Director
- Administrative Staff
- Child Sponsor Advocates
- Child Sponsors
Can I visit my sponsored chid?
Due to the sensitive nature of our work and the trauma of the girls in our program, it is not possible to visit your sponsored child. However, we do our best to make a significant connection between you and your sponsored child via written communications.
Can I write my sponsored child?
Absolutely! A few times a year, we will reach out to you with an opportunity to write a letter to the girl you sponsor. This is not required, but will help foster a relationship with the girl at Sarah’s House.
How long does a sponsorship last?
We hope that your sponsorship commitment will continue until your child has graduated from our aftercare program. However, we recognize that personal circumstances may change for both you and your child. Occasionally children move out of our care or unforeseen circumstances take them out of our program. If this occurs, we will contact you to ask if you would like to select another child to continue sponsoring. Your prayers will continue to support your child throughout her life.
Is my sponsorship tax deductible?
Yes. Compassion First is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, you will receive a copy of your giving history in January of each year.