Embrace Visitation Playroom

Because Brothers and Sisters Belong TOGETHER!

Did you know over 70% of children entering foster care are part of a group of siblings?

In Spring 2021 we will expand our services and facility to provide sibling visits to children separated from their brothers and sisters in foster care. These visits are vital to reunification efforts and help sustain sibling relationships when children are placed in separate foster homes or facilities. Only 1 in 3 children who enter foster care in Texas will be reunited with their parent or caregiver.. While Embrace is hard at work recruiting foster and adoptive families to overcome a shortage in our community that causes siblings to be divided, there are still hundreds of local families broken apart in foster care.

Our McKinney location is ideal for CASA , Child Protective Services, and local child placing agencies to refer clients for visitation services at our office (at no cost to clients or referring agencies). The space is comprised of two adjoining rooms that will be outfitted as a playroom and dining/kitchenette area. This sensory-friendly space will provide the safety and privacy needed to nurture the priceless relationships between these brothers and sisters in the midst of unspeakable trauma. A place of calm and connection. 

We need your help!

In order to make this new space a reality, we need help furnishing and maintaining this room in our new office space.  We anticipate expenses in the following amounts (and more!) to get the playroom ready and launched. By giving to this campaign, you’re helping us meet these needs, as well as providing the staff and volunteer hours, leasing of the space, and other costs associated with safely providing this resource to the community. Thank you for being a part of reuniting brothers and sisters!

$2,000 – New and easy to clean flooring to replace carpeting

$1,000 – Countertops in the kitchenette area connected to the playroom

$800 – Table and chair set to be in small dining area

$600 – New toys for a variety of ages or a mural for the play area

$300 – Kitchen supplies and snacks or Volunteer background checks and training

$150 – Sanitation and janitorial supplies for maintaining a clean and healthy room and toys