First of all, thank you for celebrating our marriage with us! In lieu of a traditional registry, we want to give you the opportunity to support a cause that is near to our hearts.
Camp Mariposa Aaron’s Place is a free, year-round mentoring and addiction prevention program for youth ages 9-12 who have a family member affected by substance use disorder. Many of these children have experienced multiple traumas including the loss of a loved one, abuse, neglect, and separation from parents and siblings.
Participating in camp allows campers to engage with other children who have also been affected by substance use disorder. Together, they learn healthy coping strategies, connect with trusted adults trained in trauma-informed care and have fun in a beautiful outdoor setting.
Because of Camp Mariposa Aaron’s Place, these campers have the support and skills necessary to break the generational cycle of addiction in their families. Both of us have been positively impacted by our participation as mentors in this program. It would bring us great joy if you celebrated our redemption story by supporting the stories being written at camp.
We can’t wait to share our special day with you!
-Julie and Paul