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A Place to Feel Safe: ForKids, CHKD Trauma-Informed Architecture

Reporting by Anthony Sabella of WTKR News 3

When ForKids moved to Chesapeake two years ago, Thaler McCormick, ForKids CEO, who has a degree in architecture, worked closely with the designers to make sure the new space fit the needs of the people coming in.

“Many of the families we serve have had long, traumatic histories so we wanted this to be a place where they felt safe and where they felt like there was hope alive," she told News 3.

Watch WTKR's coverage of three trauma-informed buildings in Hampton Roads, including ForKids in Chesapeake.

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I remember being with my real estate professional to look for a home and turning the corner out of the neighborhood and seeing ForKids. I was thrilled with excitement and looked up the organization and signed up to volunteer before I found a home in the area. I am extremely grateful and proud to operate as a volunteer with this organization to aid in the incredible impact it makes in the community. Having worked in the non-profit sector before, I am confident in saying that this is one of the most well structured, holistic, and effective community organizations I have ever encountered. My heart is filled with joy to see the growth and impact. I love ForKids and the programs…

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