We recently discovered a need for providing a safe socialization event for our growing teens/young adults. What a better event than their own beautiful prom, as A Place To Be Me by Children's Dispensary as the host.
Right now, there is no such event in the South Bend area. We want to bring the experience and beauty of a prom to our special needs community!
We will secure a beautiful venue, such as the Brick or Palais Royale to make the night extra special. We will hold gown/tuxedo donation drop off events, along with providing some wonderful professionals to do hair and make up. We will cater in some delicious appetizers, have an awesome DJ/band and a professional photographer to capture the most memorable moments for our special friends.
We want this event to expand far beyond our clients. We want to invite the entire teen/young adult special needs community in our area. We want to show everyone how wonderful our friends are, how important these moments are for them, and we want to share the excitement with everyone!
Our goal is to get more people, more companies involved with organizations like ours to help support these individuals, help them develop these important communication/socialization skills to be able to live and thrive in our surrounding communities.
Funded by South Bend, IN (November 2019)