HAVEN SPECIAL NEEDS MINISTRY FOR CHILDREN
"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made." Psalms 139:14
Valley West Christian Center believes that church should be a place where every child feels welcomed.
Our Haven Special Needs program meets every Sunday at 10 a.m. in the classroom next to our Chapel (at this time we are not meeting on the first Sunday of the month). It is designed for children of every age and ability who may find our children's ministry to be physically challenging, over stimulating or advanced due to a developmental or physical challenges. HAVEN is also available for adults with profound cognitive deficits. During their time in HAVEN, your child will experience a unique and loving environment where each child is free to worship in their own way. It is our desire to provide a place for children with special needs to hear the gospel in an environment, and with the resources, that help make the message of Christ's love come alive for them while providing parents/caregivers the freedom to enjoy Sunday morning service.
Our program is specifically designed around each child's needs and ability. This includes: a time of worship, prayer, lesson, craft, snack and free time, as well as a time of inclusion with Kids Church. Our Haven Team, made up of qualified and trained volunteers, deliver the material to all learning styles: auditory, visual and kinesthetic. This allows the Team to minister while appealing to their sensory needs.
The HAVEN classroom is specifically designed to be sensitive to sensory needs such as lighting, noise thresholds, tactile and visual stimulation and high energy levels.
Chad and Michelle Hogue