The Children’s Center has been a fixture in Utah for over 57 years. They serve over 2,000 children and families a year across the Wasatch front, who are struggling with all types of mental health and behavioral challenges. They focus on families with children ages 0-6 who may be facing difficulties in preschool, have witnessed or experienced trauma, or are struggling with an autism spectrum disorder.
- The Children’s Center remains the largest resource available for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with emotional and behavioral problems in our community.
- Their dedicated team provides compassionate, effective treatment that focuses on the child while embracing the emotional needs of the entire family.
- Outcome data continue to show that their services make a real and lasting difference in the lives of clients.
- The Jewelry Luncheon is one of their three main fundraising events and is a fabulous event that includes over 350 guests, mostly women, who spend the afternoon shopping for jewelry,
- All the jewelry is donated from the community and various local jewelry stores
- They are thankful the money that they raise through their fundraising events, they are able to ensure every family who needs them, receives services regardless of their ability to pay. No one ever is turned away.
The Jewelry Luncheon is a community event, where they collect jewelry donations all year long from the community, and then have their dedicated volunteer committee spend countless hours sorting and pricing all the jewelry to sell it at the event. Guests enjoy bubbly drinks, a delicious lunch, and get to shop for spectacular pieces of jewelry.
The Children’s Center help children who exhibit mild to more severe problems. Some families need help with toileting issues, sleep concerns, appetite issues, or frequent temper outbursts. Others need help navigating concerns around separation or divorce. Many children have been exposed to traumatic events such as witnessing domestic violence, sexual abuse, physical abuse, or the loss of a parent, caregiver, or sibling. Some families call with concerns that their child may be showing symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. And finally, children who are struggling to succeed in childcare or preschool are also appropriate for our Center. In general, we like to tell parents, “If parenting feels more frustrating than pleasurable it’s time to get help.”
Visit their website, childrenscenterutah.org to learn more about donating your own jewelry to this event, volunteering at one of their Centers, their various events, as well as how to donate funds to support our mission.
For more information visit the Children’s Center website or call 801-582-5534