Psychology Club Collects Items for Baptist Children’s Home in Kinston
The Psychology Club at University of Mount Olive held a food and item drive for Baptist Children’s Home (BCH) in Kinston from April 10th through 23rd. Baptist Children’s Home is a place where families can go if they find themselves unable to thrive due to loss of employment, divorce, or other economic downturn. Right now they house three families which consists of single mothers with young children and 25 children who are in middle and high school without their families. BCH helps families by giving them a place to live for $60 a month, a 30 day supply of food, clean sheets and toiletries when they arrive. They also assist them in getting signed up for SNAP, WIC and other services for which they may qualify. In the meantime they must be actively looking for employment and are given resume and interview training. The children that are there without their families are either placed there by DFS or by family members if they are unable to care for them. Some children stay for as little as 12 months but have stayed up to 2 or 3 years.
Pictured: Patricia Prunty, assistant professor of psychology, Caitlin Pye, president of the Psychology Club and Tamara Nichols, treasurer of the Psychology Club.