Ogden Christmas Box House
| 1181 Christmas Box Lane (950 E.)Ogden, UT 84404
The Ogden Christmas Box House is a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week emergency shelter for victims of child abuse and neglect. It serves children up to the age of seventeen. The children who come here receive mental, emotional, and physical help by loving and caring staff members until an appropriate placement has been set up or until their environment at home is safe.
The Ogden Christmas Box House offers many programs to children and youth in care including:
Community Reintegration Our community reintegration program provides an opportunity for children to transition back into their community through various out-of-building activities. The staff assists and teaches children acceptable ways to interact with their community. When children are out of the building, staff encourage and teach social skills, as well as increased physical functioning, coping and cognitive skills, etc.
Transitional Therapist The transitional therapist works with the children as soon as they come to stay at the shelter. The therapist works with the child on issues such as grief, separation from family and what is going to happen next. Transitional therapy with a child who is leaving the CBH and being placed in foster care is less traumatic for the child, the foster family and the child’s friends at CBH. When children are placed in foster care, follow ups are made either by telephone calls or visits. The therapist conducts long-term assessments with the case workers. Assessment and transition books are made for each child, as well as training for CBH staff members on dealing with the attachment to children.
For information on how to volunteer at the Ogden Christmas Box House please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org