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You Can Help Campers "Craft" Lasting Memories

Arts and crafts stores are bursting at the seams with ideas and supplies for tons of summer fun – from tie-dying t-shirts and weaving friendship bracelets to mask-making and costume design. Each summer millions of campers carefully and enthusiastically create treasures that will recall fond memories for […]

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Free to Be Themselves, Campers Thrive at Camp Horizon

One of the benefits of spending time with friends is that you don’t have to worry about them judging you for things they know are outside of your control. They know you for the strong, smart, and kind person that you are on the inside. For children […]

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Anger Management Classes for Teens Available in Virginia Beach

Before any action we take – we have choices What are yours? We tend to make choices at times that result in negative consequences. This free class for teens (ages 13-17, 18 if still in high school) explains how to create choices that result in positive consequences. Program Topics Include: How to […]

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Abilities Are Uncovered at Camp Horizon

For years, hundreds of participants have flocked to Camp Horizon where children and young adults with disabilities can enjoy the good times that summer camp brings: non-stop fun, ample sunshine, and countless friends. The caring and supportive staff focuses on a curriculum tailored to meet the individual needs […]

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Instilling Independence at Camp Horizon

This week, we celebrate the 4th of July by observing our country’s independence and freedom which we have historically fought so hard to earn and maintain. We are reminded to reflect on our ability to speak, live, work, and enjoy life freely and independently. With these freedoms […]

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Free Summer Meals for Virginia Kids

Virginia Department of Health Kicks off Summer Food Program for Kids Free Summer Meals for Kids are in Session School may be out for the summer, but for many children across Virginia, hunger does not take a break. Thanks to the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), funded […]

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Camp Horizon: A Summer Camp Where Abilities Shine

Everyone knows that raising children is hard work. Being the single parent of a child with special needs brings additional challenges. Angela Sadsad knows first-hand the anxiety and worry that accompanies that responsibility. Her daughter, Mimi, is autistic and nonverbal, which makes it hard to communicate and be understood. […]

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You Can Offer a Child Comfort During a Crisis

When children are removed from an unsafe home, they are confused, frightened, and feel alone. They may have suffered from abuse or neglect. Very often, they travel with their belongings squeezed into trash bags. Sometimes, they have only the clothes on their backs. You can let a child know that […]

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Helping Fathers With Employment Barriers

Up Center Books transitional jobs and job training program helps 75 Norfolk fathers gain marketable skills and find employment. Find us at 9 minutes into the segment. Bottom Line – May 2012:  

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From Foster to Family: The Cabrera Family

From Foster to Family: The Cabrera Family Family is important. Keeping your family together, vital. At least that how Jose and Gloria Cabrera of Newport News feel. High school sweethearts in their 35th year of marriage, throughout their journey together they have opened their hearts and their […]

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