Torrey Pines Landscape Company

Torrey Pines Landscape Company
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Community Service by Torrey Pines Landscape Company

The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, and to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.  ~Leo Rosten

Dave Telle and Bill Gutirrez were out again this weekend doing service at the Rose House Kinship Association Center. Over the past 3 years, Harry Thompson has donated the materials and Torrey Pines Landscape Company employees  have donated their time to help improve the grounds at the Center. We'd like to acknowledge the community spirit of Julio of Genesis Tree Services as well.

The Rose House Kinship Association Center is the only center in San Diego County providing support and services to kinship families (relatives raising a family member’s child, full-time). The overall goal of the Rose House is to provide children who are unable to live with their parents, and the family members who raise them, with high quality support and services, enhancing the overall stability and health of the kinship families. Raising another family member’s child is often overwhelming, stressful and complicated. Kinship services are critical to keeping children with family, rather than adding them to the growing number in the foster care system. The Rose House provides kinship families with legal services, support groups, trainings, case management, childcare, recreational activities, counseling and health and fitness programs.

According to the 2000 U.S. Census, 4.5 million children are raised by more than 2 million grandparents, and other relatives are raising an additional 1.5 million children. The phenomenon of relative care giving transcends all socioeconomic groups, geographic areas and ethnicity. The experience of grandparents and other relatives raising children is nothing new. However, over the last 25 years, the number of children raised by someone other than a parent has drastically increased. In California, there are 953,000 children living in relative care. In San Diego County, 21,244 grandparents are raising a grandchild full-time.

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It's not.  ~Dr. Seuss

Interested in Donating
You may contact them at the address or phone number below to make arrangements to contribute to:
The Rose House Kinship Association Center
1863 Dehesa Rd.
El Cajon, CA 92019
Phone: 619-447-5004

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