Programs and Services
Homelessness influences all aspects of a child’s development—the stress of transition can impact academic performance and social competence. Unaddressed early childhood trauma is often an unidentified trigger for mental and physical disease, addiction, and disability in the United States. The Coalition seeks to incorporate interventions that address the impact of multiple traumas on the children we serve. The Renaissance Children’s Center (RCC) provides a safe, stable environment for children to develop the skills necessary to succeed in school and with their peers.
At the Children’s Center, teaching life skills is the number one priority. Children from economically stressed families sometimes lack the skills to diffuse anger, feel empathy, and resolve conflicts. Our staff is specially trained to help children learn how to develop these qualities. Highly trained staff members show children how to work well with others. They are given the tools for academic achievement and creative problem solving. Skills learned at RCC prevent future generations of homelessness while promoting long-term success.