Colorow Care Center, an Olathe-based provider of rehabilitation and skilled nursing, is proud to have presented the Dolphin House Child Advocacy Center of the 7th Judicial District with a check for $1,212.
Since the beginning in 1979, Colorow Care Center has centered its focus on the elders and "elders' choice." As the only Eden Philosophy-certified home on the Western Slope, Colorow finds ways to connect and create opportunities to give as well as receive. This is just one reason why each February the elders, families and staff host the "Have a Heart" event. This event provides the elders an opportunity to give back to a local organization or cause of their choosing.
During this year's Have a Heart event the elders raised $1,212 to go to the Dolphin House to help refurbish the interview room. "The interview room is a place where the kids tell their story about what has happened to them where it is just a forensic interviewer and the child. We interview about 160 kids a year," states Rhonda Follman, executive director of the Dolphin House. "It will be great to have something new."
Plans for the room include new furniture, a tabletop easel and dry erase board on one wall so the children can also be telling their story in pictures, Follman commented.
Lois Curfman, a resident of Colorow Care Center, describes giving the check as an honor. "It is so important to give money to organizations like the Dolphin House because there are so many families that need help. I had heard about the Dolphin House but it was so interesting to be there and see what is happening."
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