BringAHouseHomeBLUESTROKE

A place of acceptance. A place to belong. A refuge.
Help bring us home.

We are building the only dedicated space in the United States to support children and families with skin conditions. Our new home will enable us to better support the emotional, social and spiritual challenges that families with skin disease endure.

20% of children and teens have skin conditions.

These kids have higher levels of many psychosocial conditions including social withdrawal, lack of confidence, and depression. They experience judgement from a world that is consumed with looks and appearances. The entire family unit deals with stress and loneliness in trying to manage the impacts. This new home will serve the entire family impacted by skin conditions!

To build our dream place of refuge, we need to raise $825,000!

Here are just a few of the features of the home we envision

  • A Special Salon

    A hair bar where children with hair loss can try new styles or wigs. A makeup area to explore camouflaging techniques. An area to learn wet wraps and acne treatments.

  • Kitchen and Meal Area

    We envision a kitchen where our children can learn and share over preparations. And families can come together over a meal.

  • A Play Area for Kids

    This space can be used to entertain kids while parents come together to discuss challenges. It can also be used for therapeutic play.

  • A Custom Library

    This area will include books and resources for all ages. It will also include a sitting space for meditation, mentoring, and journaling.

  • Games Center and Movie Theater

    Our space will bring our kids together in fun and community. We'll have lots of opportunities for play and friendship where kids can work through any struggles.

  • And so much more!!

    We have big dreams and visions for our new home! We'll be working with our families, our staff, therapists, and more come up with so many amazing uses and features!

Our approach

As of May 2021, we are entering phase two of our capital campaign!

PHASE ONE

Initial Fundraising

  • Educate and generate awareness about our campaign and why it is important for us to have a HOME of our own
  • Raised nearly $100,000 that will allow us to build out our temporary space
  • COMPLETED MAY 2021!!
PHASE TWO

Temporary Space

  • Use space loaned to us for our temporary home
  • Short-term set-up of the space to serve our families
  • Continue raising remaining $825,000 necessary for the full remodel and build-out of our complete vision
PHASE THREE

CREATE OUR HOME

  • Purchase the space that was loaned to us in Phase Two
  • Complete execution of our vision for the space with permanent renovations
  • Launch our new home to the world!

How we'll bring our vision in the short and long term

We've got big plans to start serving our kids and their families as soon as possible!

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Salon

Phase Two
Simple hair styling station

Phase Three
More elaborate salon styling station to include hair, make-up, and skin care tutorials

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Kids' Play Space

Phase Two
Simple seating and play equipment

Phase Three
More elaborate play spaces with build-in equipment

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Teen Hangout

Phase Two

  • Simple seating
  • TV for video game and movies
  • Board games

Phase Three

  • More elaborate theater seating
  • Projection TV for gaming and movie viewing
  • Shuffleboard/game table
Music Room

MUSIC ROOM

Phase Two
Not yet possible

Phase Three

  • Recording equipment for therapeutic song writing & recording
  • Musical instruments for self-expression/coping
  • Equipment for silent disco
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Therapeutic ART STUDIO

Phase Two
Crafting set-up combined with library

Phase Three

  • Painting station 
  • Crafting station 
  • Pottery station 
  • Drawing station 
  • Photography station
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LIBRARY

Phase Two

  • Large table used for therpeutic arts & craft activities
  • Book shelves with books to aid in coping/acceptance
  • Comfy seating for reading
  • Spaces for meditation

Phase Three

  • Art studio will have a separate space
  • Skin Discovery museum will be added to library space
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Kitchen, dining, office and therapy

Phase Two

We'll have a large dining table so we can gather for group and mentorship meals. Our team will also get much needed office space for meetings and child life trainings and interventions.

Phase Three

We'll expand this meeting and therapy space and we'll also be able to add a full kitchen for group cooking activities.

Have questions about our capital campaign? Send us an email at info@achildrenshouse.org

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN LEADERSHIP GIFTS

Exciting ways to provide support and make a lasting impact on our mission

Friends of ACHFTS
$1 - $9,999
$1 - $9,999
Beautiful Blue
$10,000 - $24,999

Name featured on Donor Wall

$10,000 - $24,999
Gorgeous Green
$25,000 - $49,999

Name featured on Donor Wall

$25,000 - $49,999
Outstanding Orange
$50,000 - $99,999

Name featured on Donor Wall

$50,000 - $99,999
Room Naming Opportunities
$100,000

Salon, Hangout, Playroom, Library, Dining Room, Kitchen

$100,000
Home Naming Opportunities
$500,000

External Home Branding

$500,000

Have questions about our capital campaign? Send us an email at info@achildrenshouse.org

You can help bring us home!

Join our community

Do you or someone in your family have a skin disease or birthmark? Join us at an event, engage with us online, or learn about the many others ways to get involved in ACHFTS.

Make a donation

Please consider a one-time or monthly donation to help support future projects that will help even more children and teens love the skin they are in.