The Sonrise Transitional Center at Trenton has an open house Sunday afternoon August 7.
Renovations at the house at 215 East 8th Court have been completed and the first two young people are to move in mid-august before starting classes at North Central Missouri College at Trenton.
Sonrise Transitional Center’s current mission is to help youth ages 18 to 25 who reside, or formerly resided at Sonrise Children’s Home near Princeton, to make a successful transition to self-sufficient living. The Center is designed to give safe and affordable living accommodations and services to help the residents develop skills to become independent.
The program helps youth obtain stable employment, time to build financial resources for a more permanent living arrangement, and to promote and support post secondary education needs.
The director of the center, Christina Boatright, already resides at the house and serves with the Baptist Student Union at Trenton.
The open house Sunday afternoon runs from 2 until 4 o’clock.
Current needs include money to help cover utilities and expenses, a washer and dryer, a lawnmower, a snow shovel, twin size bed frames, and curtain rods.
Donations can be mailed to the Sonrise Children’s Home at post office box 181, Princeton, Missouri 64673. Designate on the memo line “Sonrise Transitional Center,”which can be shortened to STC.
The foster care Sonrise Children’s Home is a 501(C)(3) not for profit organized in 1999. The children’s home re-opened at Princeton in July of 2011 under the current houseparents and board of directors.