Catering to the unique health and social needs of children affected by HIV/AIDS and their parents, Hope House offers a welcoming respite for families whose lives have been torn apart by illness. Among their many services, staff members support children aged 6 weeks to 5 years with therapeutic daycare and preschool lessons and aid parents with rental-assistance programs and advocacy services to defend their legal rights. Counseling and support groups help clients learn to manage grief and fear of social stigma, whereas 24-hour emergency care, medical referral, and immunizations for youth help keep medical care up to date. For parents aiming to gain self-sufficiency, Hope House also provides GED and life-skills classes that can help lead to better employment opportunities.
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Kid Station is a fully licensed drop-in and play center where children aged 12 months to 12 years can frolic under the careful guidance of a qualified childcare professional. Kids enjoy ocular stimulation from the colorful playrooms, complete with play stations stocked to suit every age bracket; blocks, trains, and storybooks entertain tiny tykes, while air hockey tables and video games woo their mature sibs. Kid Station adheres to strict caregiver-to-child ratios, ensuring each toddler and tween is under constant supervision. Safety procedures such as a password-controlled check-out process, allergy-sensitive snacks, and an imaginary friend retinal scan are strictly enforced, and all staff members are CPR/first-aid trained to handle minor medical emergencies. The usual $10 registration fee is waived for Groupon users who are new to Kid Station, and parents can also feel good about the many family-oriented community organizations that the center supports.
Experience Maestro Michael Ching, the established artistic and general director of Opera Memphis, as he bids farewell to the fine city following his final performance conducting as General and Artistic Director for Opera Memphis. On stage, the pipes of Stephen Mark Brown, an Opera Company of Philadelphia/Luciano Pavarotti International Vocal Competition winner, will resonate throughout his performance as Pinkerton.
Helmed by a friendly, dedicated artist, the online emporium of personalized products bursts with a bevy of colorful invitations, stationery, address labels, and more. Employing whimsically unpredictable color combos and customized lettering, the crafty creator fashions distinctive items for a dizzying array of occasions, from informal birthday parties to elegant parrot weddings. Karaoke-inclined hosts can prepare guests for crooned versions of "Old MacDonald" with popstar invitations ($3 each; minimum order of 25). Apple slice note pads make fruit an omnipresent grocery-list item ($30 for four), and the brightly shaded personalized growth chart ($75) plots the progress of your child's or pet goldfish’s vertical climb up to 7 feet. Aspiring card architects can upload their own family photos or poorly scanned tax returns onto a 12-pack of colorful classic photo cards ($38).