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August 6, 2019

As Pinwheel Place gets ready to open its doors to the families in our community in need I want to take some time to reflect on what that means. The symbolism of a door opening to us, is one of exciting new potential. How perfect is that for what we hope to accomplish with Pinwheel Place? Opening the doors to our community will mean opening doors of opportunities for families and a fresh start during a difficult time. It means opening doors to children of a stronger family and a brighter future. We will  let families know someone cares and show them that they have somewhere to turn in their darkest moments when they feel like no one can help them.  We will let them know that asking for help is a sign of strength not something to be ashamed of. We will open doors to other resources and help them navigate the sometimes overwhelming process of finding services that can help their family.  We will show them the many services that are already in place that they may not have known about previ...

August 19, 2018

At the end of July we packed up our suitcases and headed to Philadelphia to attend our first Trauma Training conference  . We came to the conference bright eyed and bushy tailed ready and eager to learn as much as we could so we could take our knowledge back to our community in New Jersey.  From the moment we stepped onto Thomas Jefferson University I felt like I was back in college. Not the part of college that had me dreading finals and unforgiving professors. No the first day of college where anything is possible and you’re on cloud nine to finally be around peers that share your passions . After getting my badge for the the three day training we were split into groups for the morning: Medical professionals , Social workers, Educators and Community Members . We were in the community members group which was lead by the organization Hope Heals based in Camden, New Jersey. Hope Heals  gives technology jobs  to  young adults that have often been through trauma .  They explained how they...

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PO Box 257

Red Bank, NJ 07701

[email protected]

(732)542-1026

A home for children at risk of abuse or neglect

A 501(c) 3 non-profit organization

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