The Empowered to Connect conference is designed to help adoptive and foster parents, ministry leaders and childcare professionals learn to connect with children who have experienced grief or trauma — children who come, as Dr. Purvis says, from “hard places.” The conference will offer hands-on, practical tips to engage with and support at-risk children — helping them heal and reach their full potential.
Location in Illinois:
Village Bible Church
847 North State Route 47
Sugar Grove, Illinois 60554
The first snowfall of the year helped us to enjoy one of our very favorite events of the holiday season — Cookies With Santa! It was truly a warm, festive time together with lots of photos, cookies, sugar-highs and laughs.
Cookies With Santa is a time-honored Sunny Ridge tradition, an event that for years and years has united the Sunny Ridge family of birth parents, adoptees and adoptive families. We are so happy to continue this event as Holt-Sunny Ridge.
Some of the little ones were celebrating their very first Christmas, and they didn’t know quite what to think of Santa! Some of the older kids were equally apprehensive, but didn’t hesitate to whisper their Christmas wishes in his ear, or even deliver to him special handwritten notes.
Thank you to everyone who braved the weather and came out to celebrate with us. We look forward to continuing this Holt-Sunny Ridge tradition for many years to come!
See photos from our time together below!
We are very excited to announce a brand new Tween Adoptee Group at Holt-Sunny Ridge! On Tuesday nights, we have adoptee groups for all ages!
Starting on December 13, we invite all 11-to-14-year-olds to come together for a fun, interactive time that focuses on building self worth. The group will be led by Carly Schrimpl, LCSW, and will take place from 6:30–8 p.m. at our office in Bolingbrook the second Tuesday of each month. While tweens meet, parents can also meet together at our office.
Along with this new group, we also now offer three ongoing Adoptee Tuesday Nights to support adoptees of all ages! A different group meets every Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8 p.m.
We are dedicated to supporting our Holt-Sunny Ridge families for life — through every age and stage. And recently, we’ve heard a lot of you ask for a program especially for your tween-aged kids…
So we are very excited to announce a brand new Tween Adoptee Group at Holt-Sunny Ridge!
Starting on December 13, we invite all 11 to 14-year-olds to come together for a fun, interactive time that focuses on building self worth. The group will be led by Carly Schrimpl, LCSW, and will take place from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at our office in Bolingbrook the second Tuesday of each month. While tweens meet, parents can also meet together at our office.
Click here to register for the first Tween Adoptee Group on December 13! The cost is $20 per child, and space is limited.
If you have any questions, please contact Pam Shepard, our supervisor of clinical services, at email@example.com or 630-754-4523.
We hope to see you there!
Cookies with Santa returns! We hope to see all of our families who remember this wonderful tradition, as well as our newer families, looking to create new memories with Holt-Sunny Ridge.
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2016
Time: Drop by anytime between 2-4 p.m.
Where: Holt-Sunny Ridge office
Bring: Your favorite holiday treat to share
Fun activities: Pictures with Santa and cookie decorating
On Saturday, May 14, we welcomed over 20 families from our domestic adoption program for an adoptive family celebration at Holt-Sunny Ridge!
Through a community diaper drive, support for the H20 golf outing and gala, and outreach to women facing unplanned pregnancies, we’re seeking to engage community members in Bolingbrook and surrounding areas.