November is National
Runaway Prevention Month
Help Sea Haven promote awareness by visiting www.nationalrunawaysafeline.com.
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Activities Planned at Sea Haven:
*Proclamation Reading and Picture with North Myrtle Beach Mayor Hatley
*North Myrtle Beach City Welcome Sign shines “green”!
*All Sea Haven Programs burn “green” lights at outside of programs
*Transitional Living Program host Thanksgiving dinner for program participants
* Employees at the Executive Offices at the City of Myrtle Beach wear green
*FaceBook and Twitter posts
*Aynor Middle School celebrates by wearing “green” and teachers wear “jeans” on November 22
*Loris Elementary School celebrates “Green Day at LES” on November 26
The Hilton Grand Vacations Anderson Ocean Club held their Global Week of Service in October 2013. Sea Haven was chosen as their charity of choice. The resort Operations and Sales/Marketing worked hard to accomplish the following for Sea Haven: Clothing Drive (424 pieces donated), 33 Gift Certificates collected, Texas Hold’ Em tournament, and Pot luck luncheon. A check for $2130 was donated to Sea Haven Programs!
Sea Haven, Inc. was chosen by the Department of Education in Harrisburg Pennsylvania to present two workshops at their “Meeting the Challenge: Pennsylvania’s Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program” Conference on October 7-8, 2013. Sea Haven proudly presented the following training information: Youth Development: The Vital Link and Building the Bridge from Box to Bed: How Creative and Effective Outreach Practices can Engage Hard to Reach Street “Travlers”.
Please click on the links to download and view the Power Point information.
Youth Development: The Vital Link
Building the Bridge from Box to Bed
Food Lion presents a check for $3000.00 to Sea Haven, Inc. in July of 2013.
Sea Haven depends strongly on the donations of community businesses.
Wells Fargo Bank presented Sea Haven, Inc. with a check for $2000.00 on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. The presentation ceremony was held at the Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach, SC. Each year local branches select a charity of choice. Total donations from Wells Fargo to Sea Haven, Inc. totaled $3000.00 in 2013.
On August 24, 2013, the Loris Swamp Fox Bass Master’s Club held their annual fishing tournament.
All proceeds go to Sea Haven Shelter Home.
Sea Haven’s Project Lighthouse received $1500 from the April 28, 2013 Zombie Walk.
Thank you to all who supported the event.
The City of Myrtle Beach Council presented a proclamation plaque in honor of the SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy for the month of May 2013. The campaign is a five year plan to reduce the number of teen pregnancies by promoting educational awareness about STD’s and STI’s and using contraceptive measures to prevent unwanted births. Sea Haven is proud to be a partner with the campaign in this mission.
National Safe Place Week
National Safe Place is pleased to announce March 17-23, 2013 as National Safe Place Week. The week serves to increase awareness about the importance of youth safety and the dangers young people face when they feel they have nowhere to go or are in crisis situations. It also highlights the Safe Place program, which brings together businesses and volunteers to provide help and safety for youth facing abuse, neglect, bullying or serious family problems.
For more information about Sea Haven Inc and events during NSP Week 2013 please contact Wendy Gore at 843-399-8519 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sea Haven, Inc. and Kidz Village, CDC, LLC celebrated MLK Day 2013 on January 18, 2013.
In commemoration of this holiday a very successful food, clothing, and toiletry drive was held.
All donations were given to Sea Haven Shelter Home and Lowcountry Food Bank.
A special thank you is extended to all that helped in “giving to others”.
The following is a list of businesses and volunteers that offered time and service for the food drive:
Boulineau’s-Frank Boulineau IV
BloomingDeals –Linda and Sergio Mantalvo
Loris Elementary School-Vanesa Holderness & Mark Porter
Green Sea Floyds Elementary School-Hanna Smith
North Myrtle Beach High School-Tashena Brown
Better Homes and Garden Elliott Coastal Living-Ernie Derrick
Fresh & Clean Barber Shop
Krystal’s Kut & Kurls
NAPA Auto Parts-Loris
The Loris Variety and Gift Shop
Girlie Girls Consignment
Anne’s Beauty Salon
Fresh Water Seafood
Longs Head Start
BT Finest Social Club
Sea Haven Staff
Kidz Village Staff and Kidz Village Community Helpers
Sea Haven, Inc. is partnering with the National Runaway Switchboard, the federally-designated communication system for runaway and homeless youth and their families, and the National Network for Youth, an organization representing more than 800 local and community-based youth serving agencies to achieve our combined runaway prevention goals.
Sea Haven will:
*Have National Runaway Prevention Month proclaimed by requesting and
reading the proclamation at the monthly city hall meeting.
*Display green lights at the Sea Haven Programs.
*Display green lights at the North Myrtle Beach City Welcome Sign just past the Cherry Grove Exit.
*Adopt a Fire Hydrant from the City and turn it into a “green” beacon as a symbol of safety for all youth.
*Send out PSA’s to local radio stations and newspapers to promote awareness.
Sea Haven invites the community to join us for “Green Sock Day”!
Any day this month, put on your bright green socks and take a picture. Invite your friends, family, or co-workers to join in. Send the pictures or correspondence to Wendy Gore at email@example.com to show your support!
Sea Haven Staff acknowledge National Runaway Prevention Month by adopting a fire hydrant from
the Department of Public Safety and painting it “Green”!
North Myrtle Beach Welcome sign displays a green light in honor of National Runaway Prevention Month.
Transitional Living Program Graduation
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Sea Haven’s Street Outreach Center
October 4-6, 2012
852 Mall Drive, Murrells Inlet
Project Lighthouse is holding a 3 day fundraiser event, a Fall Bike Rally, October 4th – 6th (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) at the Carolina Tavern (Old Hooters). Sea Haven is partnering with the screaming Demons and Hells Angels MC’s with all proceeds going to Sea Haven’s Project Lighthouse.
Bike wash, dunking booth, and Biggest day is Saturday 11 am - until.
During the November 5, 2012 meeting of the North Myrtle Beach City council, Mayor Marilyn Hatley presented a proclamation of support to Sea Haven, Inc declaring November to be National Runaway Prevention Month in North Myrtle Beach, SC.
Youth and Family Services Network/
National Safe Place
New Orleans Conference
September 25-28, 2012
Sea Haven proudly accepted the ‘Model Program of the Year’ award for the Sea Haven’s Transitional Living Program. Sea Haven also received the ‘Most Outstanding Safe Site’ award for Chris’ Pizza, who has been a longtime supporter of the Sea Haven programs.
Sea Haven staff attended the week conference and interacted with professionals from all over the states to learn more best practices in the field of human services. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit to New Orleans, as we met new friends, made new contacts, and learned how to provide more effective services for youth.
The Executive Director continues to serve on the Youth and Family Services Network Board of Directors for over five years and represents organizations from South Carolina. The Board of Directors also facilitated a workshop lead by organization executives intended as an opportunity for leaders to share perspectives, learnings, and solutions. The intent was to encourage executives and other leaders to share strategies on building and maintaining resilient organizations that can continue to meet missions while adapting to changing times, economies, and community needs.
2012 Outstanding Safe Place
Site Involvement Award
On September 17, 2012, Youth and Family Services Network and National Safe Place presented Sea Haven, Inc with the 2012 Outstanding Safe Place Site Involvement Award for Chris’ Pizza at the 2012 National Fall Conference in New Orleans. Chris’ Pizza is owned by Chris Efaw and is located on highway 9 in Longs, SC. Sea Haven’s Executive Director, Christina Jackson and Sea Haven’s Safe Place/Outreach Coordinator, Wendy Gore accepted the award. Sea Haven also took home the 2012 Model Program Award for their Transitional Living Program located in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Chris’ Pizza became a Safe Place site for Sea Haven in July of 2009. Since that time Chris Efaw has promoted awareness to other local businesses, graciously attended Sea Haven events such as National Safe Place Week and has been in the media spotlight as a Safe Place supporter on numerous occassions. Chris’ Pizza (owner and employees) have been one of Sea Haven’s most dedicated supporters and they believe in giving back to the community and helping those youth who have wandered off the path for various reasons. Sea Haven proudly presented Chris’ Pizza owner, Chris and his employees, with this honorable award on October 15, 2012.