The Charles E Lakin Human Services Campus is a unique collaborative that is home to American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Club, Heartland Family Service, MICAH House, and The Salvation Army. The Campus, a separate non-profit, holds events throughout the year for children and families that participate in the programs of the partner agencies, and serves as a place where all children and families in need can find resources and training to better enable them to be productive and contributing citizens.
Annually, the Campus hosts a number of events. The goal of the Campus events is to provide children and their families the opportunity to participate in activities they may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience in a safe, familiar and convenient location for them. We want to facilitate activities with the children and families that encourage families to spend time together and give them ideas of activities they can do to create lasting memories and traditions in their own homes. Our annual activities include an Easter Egg Hunt, Water/Summer Party, Back to School Extravaganza, Trunk or Treat and Holiday Celebration. During our events children and their families get to play games, make crafts, and take home donated books. We also have a Campus garden where families and children can learn gardening basics and then use the food in their own kitchens. Together, as a Campus, we collaborate to provide lasting positive memories to children and their families experiencing difficult situations, these experiences can assist the healing and rebuilding process.