The Bloom House to hold anniversary open house

Published 12:29 pm Friday, August 17, 2018

The Bloom House will open its doors to visitors Tuesday, Aug. 21 as the organization celebrates its anniversary. Kristen Jones, founder of Bloom House, said the open house is an opportunity for people to learn more about the organization while showcasing its new location.

“We have been serving children in the foster care system for two years now, but we have been in our location on Dallas Avenue for a year,” she said. “We just wanted to open it up for those who haven’t come by to see what we’re about.”

The Bloom House provides assistance and care to foster families and children. Jones said she wants foster families to know more about the resources the organization has available for them. The open house starts at 4:30 p.m. and a list will be provided of all of the organization’s upcoming events for the year during the visit.

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“It’s gonna be a tour and we’ll have light refreshments,” she said. “[Guests] will get to see the children’s artwork and basic needs that a foster child would need when they come into care. They’ll be able to see first-hand how we are able to meet that need.”

Jones said that making sure the families and children know that the Bloom House supports them is the most important thing to her.

“We want to walk alongside these families, these children specifically, and their caretakers and let them know that we support them and we love them,” she said. “We want them to know that we understand the challenges and that they are not alone. If there are specific things the child may need and if we can help in that capacity, then we have made ourselves available to do that.”