Childhaven is the only organization in King County providing therapeutic child care to children who have experienced abuse or neglect.
A recognized leader since 1909, Childhaven welcomes children ages two months to five years to its three locations in Puget Sound.
Helping more than 400 children each year to heal from their trauma and learn to trust, teaching parents and strengthening families, Childhaven’s program is noted for its research-based work to end the cycle of child abuse.
On March 7, 2012, Childhaven will welcome acclaimed poet and screenwriter Antwone Fisher as the keynote speaker for the annual Childhaven Celebration Luncheon.
Antwone was born in prison to a teenage mother. He became a ward of the state of Ohio and was placed in foster care immediately. He spent two years in a loving foster home, but then was placed in a foster home where he would suffer twelve years of abuse at the hands of the family.
He survived the cruelties of foster care and the brutalities of homelessness and set on a course of healing after joining the United States Navy where he served his country for eleven years. His journey became the subject of his original screenplay for the 2002 self-titled film Antwone Fisher.
The film, directed by and starring Denzel Washington depicts Antwone's struggle to heal from his past.
Now a best-selling post and author, Antwone talks about the inner strength that helped him overcome the trauma in his childhood.
The Childhaven Celebration Luncheon will be held at the Westin Seattle.
There is no cost to attend, but guests are asked to make a minimum contribution of $150 at the event.
100% of the gifts received at the Luncheon go towards Childhaven’s therapeutic program.
To register, please visit www.childhaven.org/luncheon or call Brittny Nielsen, Events Associate, at 206.957.4896.
Events and Community Outreach Manager