At Reception House, we serve many large families with young children. Before families settle into their permanent homes, they stay at our temporary residence site at 101 David St for anywhere from two weeks to several months before they find permanent housing. At this point, children are not yet enrolled in school, and often spend time waiting and tagging along as their parents complete paperwork, attending orientations and completing other settlement related tasks.
We make every effort to offer children at our temporary residence site an opportunity to just be kids – and for parents to get a little break! Through field trips, games and activities, volunteers help engage children to reduce parental stress.