Photo: L to R: Deputy Nick Kaminski, Hope For Three Volunteer Mare Solcher
With great effort from Hope For Three’s volunteer, Mare Solcher (Right) and Deputy Nick Kaminski of the Fort Bend County Precinct 1 Constables Office (Left), Hope For Three is helping to make things bearable for children in crisis. Solcher, who chairs the project, recently presented homemade blankets, entertaining toys, and soft comforting bears to Precinct 1 Constables Office. Deputy Kaminski, who is a certified Mental Health Peace Officer stated, “Often times when arriving on a chaotic scene where children are involved, having a cuddly bear or some type of toy on hand, brings comfort to the child”.
The project is part of the Hope for Three Autism Advocates Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) partnership with Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. The CIT program seeks to bridge the gap between police response and mental health care by forming a partnership with behavioral health and human services professionals, consumers, their families and law enforcement.
For more information on how to donate items for children in crisis, contact Sergeant Scott Soland, Crisis Intervention Team at Scott.Soland@fortbendcountytx.gov. Donations are given to all children including those with unique abilities. For information on Hope For Three, its resources, and how you can BE the difference call 281-245-0640 or visit www.HopeForThree.org.