The Rainbows programme run by Noah’s Ark have places for available children who may benefit from their service. As well as the main Community Cafe and Counselling Centre in Ovenden they also have outreach projects in Elland, Brighouse, Beech Hill (Pellon Lane) and Hebden Bridge.
The aim of RAINBOWS is to help children who have faced loss to believe in their own goodness and the value of their family.
Rainbows is a structured programme to help children talk through their feelings with other children who are experiencing loss in their family.
The Rainbows programme helps by providing a safe setting. They use adult facilitators and materials, journals, storybooks, games and creative activities to help lead them gently through the grieving process.
The children learn to develop trust, express their feelings, be heard and valued and work together as part of a group.
Children can attend the programme when experiencing:
- Death or divorce, family situations
- Foster home
- Coping with grave illness of a family member
- A parent serving a prison sentence
- Families where one parent has never been part of a child’s life
- An adoptive home
- Families headed by grandparents or other relatives
- Families in which children have experienced abuse or violence
A Rainbows group consists of 3 – 5 children and 2/3 trained adult facilitators who have been fully DBS checked.
If you feel that a child you know could benefit, contact the Rainbows Co-ordinator on 01422 300457 or email firstname.lastname@example.org