Books, games, and glitter: Helping Harvey’s smallest survivors be kids again
When you’re at a mega-shelter, like the ones currently housing thousands of Harvey evacuees in Houston, a child-friendly space stands out.
Amidst the concrete and cots, you’ll see a bold punch of color. And then you’ll see the kids, many of them having fun for the first time since a disaster upended their lives.
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At the cavernous NRG Center in Houston, the international non-government organization Save the Children is hosting one of its largest-ever child-friendly spaces.
It’s cordoned off by orange construction netting and barricades. The flair is really for safety; a clear boundary, along with parent-child wristbands, helps staff keep track of children amidst thousands of strangers. Read more…More about Kids, Social Good, Humanitarian Aid, Mental Health, and Disaster
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