As an outgoing, friendly wrestler at McCaskey, the pandemic had brought Nick a lot of loneliness.
That’s one of the reasons we were so overjoyed to connect with his team this winter, inviting them to take part in our weekly Link gathering. When Nick* showed up for this night out, we knew straight away, he fit right in!
Even though he hadn’t been in a group setting for a while, it wasn’t long before he let his guard down. Pretty soon he was playing games and even taking home first place in a round of musical chairs.
That first night kick started Nick’s journey with Teen Haven. He told his mom later in the evening how getting such a warm welcome from the group, was the highlight of his night.
For staff and volunteers, welcoming new teens is one of our great joys. Getting to know each one individually, and becoming a part of their story, is often the first step into supporting their goals. We are so grateful to our supporters who are giving kids like Nick the chance to have Godly mentors in their life, and fun activities to look forward to each week!
*Name has been changed to protect privacy.