Home Purchase Helps Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect
Conscious Real Estate donates 10% of every home sale or purchase to a local nonprofit of our clients’ choice. Recently, Agent Kimberly McAleenan’s client chose Families First here in Colorado.
Prevention is key.
Raising a family takes endurance and love, patience and grace. Life, on the other hand, often gives us chaos and challenges. And, parents are tested on their patience regularly. Every. Single. Day. It can take a lot out of anyone.
It is the belief of local organization Families First, that prevention and education can help parents and caregivers with frustrating moments and explain parenting skills that can make peace at home.
This in turn, can help end the cycle of child abuse and neglect.
If a family is struggling, they can contact the Families First Support Line, which one mother said was “more helpful than her doctor’s office”:
“Crystal called the Families First Support Line about her ten-year old son was having a rough time.
The Families First Support Line volunteer discussed the situation with Crystal and empathized with her. They discussed the fact that all any of us can control is ourselves. Sometimes we need to work on that to prevent ourselves from getting angry.
A month later, Crystal commented that we at the Support Line were more helpful to her than her doctor. She said it was nice to talk to someone who really cared and was supportive in talking about her concerns.
After talking to us, there has been a big turn around with her son. She was very grateful to the Support Line for the help we gave.” – Families First
Parents and caregivers can also attend local parenting classes to get advice from an expert and fellow parents. Children aged 4 – 12 years old can attend certain free classes and have a separate curriculum. Kids can enjoy a craft, snack, and sharing time geared toward boosting your child’s self-esteem.
Parents have said positive things about the groups…
“If I had to drive two hours to get here, I would. It’s that important to me and my kids.”
“Most of us are not born knowing these ideas… If more people would take this class there would be fewer frustrated children and parents. It made me understand I’m not alone.”
“We were planning to go to the class anyway, but when we heard what our kids would be learning – well, we make this a big part of our weekly family time.”
Families First also offers intervention and began with residential care for abused and neglected children starting in 1986. Since then, they have developed programming to educate parents, help them connect with their children, and provide a place for positive parenting. And, they need donations to keep up with the demand.
Conscious Real Estate Agent, Kimberly McAleenan’s clients recently choose Families First for their Give 10% home purchase donation. (We donate at every home sale or buy!!)
Kimberly said, “One of my favorite thing about Families First is that they help the children and the parents! I think it’s really helpful for both sides to get the education to work together towards a stronger future. They are also opening a facility to help even younger kids so they can try to teach them good tools for life earlier!”
Left: (from left) Conscious Real Estate Agent Kimberly McAleenan, Conscious Real Estate Client Molly, Families First Executive Director Adam Robe, Director of Communications and Outreach, Rosa Huber. “They shared a lot of insight with us and Rosa has been with the company 23 yrs!,” said McAleenan.
Right: Conscious Real Estate Agent Kimberly McAleenan finds the most thoughtful gifts for her clients and promised her client the best gnome ever as a closing gift. Ta-daa!
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