All Kinds of News for January 10, 2018
Sunrise Residential Treatment Center announces that it is partnering with Casa Hogar Alegre Orphanage located in the heart of Chiapas, Mexico this month. It is there that “Mama Liz” takes in children who were abandoned or living in abusive situations and provides them a safe, nurturing and happy environment. Sunrise students and staff will spend a week at the orphanage helping out and embracing the amazing work that takes place there every day.
Noel Beaulieu, Sunrise's Senior Residential Director, will be chaperoning the students and is excited about the work she and the girls will be doing. "The orphanage reached out and let us know that the children didn’t really have any games or sports equipment and so we immediately asked families and employees to donate sports equipment or money to be used to purchase equipment and games. The families of the clients and employees have been incredibly generous and the girls are very much looking forward to being able to put the sports and equipment to great use with the children -- they will be teaching the children games they can play. One of my team-members even wrote a “lesson plan” book for the children so they remember how to play the various games." It is a beautiful moment when the girls at Sunrise who have created their own Life Worth Living (a DBT skill they learn in skills group) can help others create one for themselves.
Sunrise Residential Treatment Center specializes in connecting Sunrise students to not only their inner-selves and their values, but also to the community around them. Opportunities are consistently created for the girls to experience the "real world" and practice Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills they learn in therapy and in the residential milieu. As the girls progress through the program and find inner healing, they also find a desire to reach out to help others in need.
About Sunrise RTC
Sunrise is a residential treatment center for adolescent girls ages 13-17 aimed at uncovering the academic, social, and emotional potential of girls who have been held back by emotional or behavioral struggles. Sunrise combines the warmth of a home, the safety and clinical expertise of a residential treatment program, and the community access of a transition program.