A NOTE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/ FOUNDER
It’s amazing what we can do
when we come together as
After being gone for almost thirty years, I longed to come back home and somehow make a difference. I have always had a heart for children, especially for those that suffer abuse and neglect.
I moved back home a little over a year ago and was blessed to meet up with a dear friend, Dalia Lopez who shares the same concerns for abused children.
After getting together and discussing a possible way to protect and provide for these children, we did some research as to what was most needed for abused children in this area.
The need for an emergency shelter kept coming up. We then focused on what became of the children when they are removed from their homes and realized that, due to lack of emergency shelters in the area, they are driven out of town, for hours with a stranger to a shelter in another city, after the trauma they have just suffered, it broke our hearts.
We knew then, that something needed to be done immediatly. I am happy to say, after much work and support from the community, we will be opening the doors soon to the valley's own emergency shelter for foster children, Safe Haven for Kids.
I am thrilled to say that I have the support of my grown children, and my grandchildren are very much looking forward to playing with and spending time with our children at the shelter.
If you would like to be a part of this vision and help us make a difference in the lives of these children, please contact us.
Angela (Pina) Ridling