Phoenix House Lake Ronkonkoma Mother and Child Program Toddlers Receive Special Gifts

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Child on a rubber horseToddlers from Phoenix House Lake Ronkonkoma Mother and Child Program reap much joy and healthy benefits from the unique donation from The Toy Industry Foundation’s Toy Bank. A large collection of Rody Horses were received just in time for the holidays – gifts which will be enjoyed year-round by the children. The Rody Horse is a sturdy, play horse promoting balance and coordination for young children. Playtime is an important component of our Program; contributing to the child’s development of motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and physicality as they explore and grow in their young world. The toys help tone and develop little muscles, improve balance and heighten exertion and movement. We are truly grateful for the gifts – the children love them and benefit from the healthy recreation as their mothers undergo residential substance abuse treatment at our facility. We extend our heartfelt thanks to the Toy Industry Foundation and the matching gift from The Today Show for this wonderful donation.

The Toy Industry Foundation gives children in need the opportunity to receive gifts of toys; through The Toy Bank, organizations serving children in need obtain new toys donated from retailers, manufacturers, and distributors helping make a difference in children’s lives.

The Phoenix House Lake Ronkonkoma Mother and Child Program supplies a nurturing environment for women who enter substance abuse treatment while pregnant or caring for young children (up to two years old). While mothers engage in treatment activities, their children are cared for at our on-site Child Development Center, where they receive developmental evaluations and pediatric care. Treatment focuses on behavioral change, relapse prevention, developing parenting skills, reuniting families, and rebuilding family relationships.

Find out more about the programs and services offered at Phoenix House Lake Ronkonkoma Campus, or call our toll-free number today: 1 888 671 9392. 

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