The Therapies and interventions we deliver WORK. We change futures for children and young people every single day - don't you want to be part of that?? Then please donate and share this page with as many people as you can, we have only got six days left before this page ends and together as a community, we have only achieved 4% of the target. If we, the community of Northamptonshire, dig deep and all give a couple of quid, imagine the difference you could make to a suffering child. I will keep you updated on the work we do, so you are part of the wider 'team' that is KidsAid - it's a GREAT team to be part of.
Don't read about the change, be the change.
We are a Northamptonshire based charity, we work across East of England. We provide Creative Arts Therapies, counselling and other interventions for children that have suffered any form of trauma, this could be abuse, neglect, violence, bereavement, serious illness or many other things.
However one of the things that I struggle with is those words I used seem so generic and don't really convey the truth of what these children and young people have been through, so I am going to use these words:
* Serious sexual assault
* Beaten up regularly
* Broken limbs
* Fractured skull
* Burned with cigarettes
* Murder of sibling/parent
* Children in care that are just moved around the system and feel completely lost, unloved and angry.
These are not stories taken from the national media, but stories of children that we have or are working with in Northamptonshire.
We are a very lean organisation, spending nearly all of our money directly on children, we are a small team of 4, with three of us being part time. Our passion is infectious, come and visit us and see for yourselves.
We receive no government funding for what we do, we rely on support from people in the community, local business and grant making trust. We do what we do because we believe that these children and young people deserve a better future, they deserve to go into adulthood without enduring poor mental health, which in turn can lead to unemployment, isolation, addiction, poor housing etc etc. KidsAid makes a difference and help break the cycle of disadvantage that they find themselves in.
Our qualified and experienced Therapists helps these children come to terms with their experiences, work through their trauma and build resilience for the future.
We have been doing what we do for 11 years, and now, more than ever, we need your support. With extensive local and national spending cuts, we are struggling to find the money to work with these children and young people. It costs us £70 a session to work with a child, and in general, we need to work with them for a minimum of 24 sessions. We do not EVER want to have to turn a child away because we don't have enough money to work with them. But sadly, we feel this situation might come about if we cannot get more people to support us.
PLEASE HELP US PROVIDE SERVICES THAT WILL GIVE THESE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE A MORE HOPEFUL FUTURE.
Be part of the change for these children.