We highly value children at Dixon and design programs and services to allow them to just be kids during a stressful time in their young lives.
Women come to Dixon Transition Society seeking shelter and guidance after escaping violence. Many of those women are mothers. These women can be assured that they will not be alone in their parenting journey.
In coming to Dixon, kids might have to leave behind beloved toys and books, pets, or other family members. Many of the kids who come to Dixon’s facilities have often witnessed violence, if not directly experienced it. Their needs need to be met, too.
Both Dixon House and Wenda’s Place have Child Support Workers on staff. These workers who are responsible for supporting mothers, as they support their children through this challenging transition. Children might act out when they first arrive at the House, and this issue can be difficult for moms to address, for a number of complex reasons. The Child Support Worker supports the mom with this process, if she likes, by helping her reset boundaries with her children while engaging in difficult, but respectful, conversations.
Children at Dixon can attend workshops and activities like arts and crafts workshops, story time, baking, games, and outdoor activities. The Child Support Worker also helps with homework, and getting enrolled in school or transitioning to a new school. We also provide ample play space with toys and books for children.