Big Give 2018 Starts Midnight Mar 22 – Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA)
Please support Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA) by helping them raise funds for their campaign: Big Give 2018. Consider supporting this endeavor by donating $10, $25, $50 or even $100. Every little bit counts. Please give tomorrow (3/22/18) so a child has many happier tomorrows.
You can view the fundraiser & donate here: https://www.thebiggivesa.org/
The children who call RMYA home often haven’t experienced the carefree and joyous parts of childhood. For Big Give 2018, we are asking for your help in providing those magical memories for our kids. We can’t erase the bitter memories but we can layer them with positive and carefree moments, which childhood should be filled with.
Whether it’s piling into the car on a hot summer night to get ice cream, going back to school shopping for a new “first day of school outfit”, or making new friends at a week-long summer camp, there’s so many ways to make a child smile. And that’s the best feeling in the world, isn’t it?
RMYA creates brighter futures for children in crisis by promoting individual success and healthy relationships in a safe, healing environment, giving children and families the tools to end the cycle of abuse.
RMYA serves children struggling with emotional and behavioral issues stemming from trauma such as abuse, neglect, and abandonment. How do we do this? With YOUR help. Your support as a donor, volunteer, or advocate is essential to providing the best possible care for our kiddos. We offer counseling and residential services with the goal of restoring hope, one child at a time. Our programs include:
- The Bridge Emergency Shelter: provides 24-hour care for up to 25 children a day (5-17 years old) who need a safe place to stay for a short period of time, while more permanent placement is dtermined by the courts, Child Protective Services, or Juvenile Probation
- RMYA Family Counseling & Resource Center: clinicians and clinicians-in-training provide individual, group, and family counseling, parenting classes, crisis intervantion, and life skills training for at-risk youth and community families as well as RMYA residents
- TurningPoint Transitional Living Program: offers five houses for up to 26 young adults (18-22 years old) in need of assistance prior to living on their own. TurningPoint prepares young adults who have experienced homelessness or aged out of foster care to be independent and productive members of our community.
- Meadowland Campus: home to our long-term residential program, this 40 acre campus in Boerne is licensed to care for up to 80 children (6-17 years old) in state care. Children at Meadowland have serious behavioral and emotional problems due to severe trauma.
- Meadowland Charter School (MLCS): Open-enrollment public charter school on the Meadowland campus geared toward at-risk youth in 1st-12th grades. MLCS serves residents as well as other struggling students in the Boerne ISD catchment area.
- RMYA Thrift Shop: Coordinates in-kind donations and sells items to raise money for our programs. The Thrift Shop also provides job training for TurningPoint residents.
Thank you for lending your support to our kids with your donation today! Your donation will make a lasting difference in the lives of the many children and families we serve. You’re helping to restore hope, one child at a time!