Children’s Beach House

Children’s Beach House

Children’s Beach House
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The Health & Safety Fair

What a great turn out!
What a great event! This event was free to the public, with an indoor bounce house, free books for children from Read Aloud Delaware, games and activities, door prizes, giveaways, and much more! Special visits from Kody O'Bear, Mother Goose, firefighters and policemen! You could build your own teddy bear, watch a performance by Coastal Dance Academy, explore science with The Great STEMporium, and hang out with the Literacy Education Assistance Pups - LEAP dogs! Some other organizations that were showcased were:
Sussex County Health Coalition, Bayhealth Medical Center, Clear Space Theatre Company, Sussex Academy Aquatic Center, Contact Lifeline, Westside Family Healthcare, Delaware Fatherhood & Family Coalition, and the Delaware State Fire School.
Category: Children with Special Needs, Advocacy, Education, & Support
Mission ~ to continue Miss Lydia’s vision to help children with special needs reach their highest potential as functioning members of their families and communities.

Principles ~ Children’s Beach House's (CBH) unique approach focuses upon the strengths of 7 -18-year-old youth and their families. This asset-based program, in sharp contrast to more common deficit-based approaches, produces measurable outcomes to ensure the completion of our mission.

Each child is assigned a caseworker, who partners with families, schools, health professionals, and community organizations to maximize resources.

In addition, participants may attend summer and weekend camps, where they build relationships with competent, caring adults as well as with their peers. Camp activities promote resiliency and foster the skills to resist risks.

Through the Delaware Center for Youth Development, CBH also offers professional development and technical assistance to other youth-serving organizations and schools, thereby supporting the communities in which our families strive to reach their highest potential.

History ~ Lydia Chichester du Pont founded the Children's Beach House (CBH) in the early 1930s, as a place where she could take children with special needs to benefit from the same healing qualities that she had derived from the coastal environment.
“Many thanks to Children's Beach House for helping my daughter. We are very blessed to have found this organization.” - Jenn. A., Delaware