York Builders Association (YBA) members worked together to complete a volunteer project at the Children’s Home of York (CHOY). The project involved constructing a Snoezelen multi-sensory room. Snoezelen (is a Registered name) is a combination of two Dutch words that means “to explore” and “to relax.”
The Snoezelen room will provide children at CHOY with a therapeutic space. The use of lights, colors, sounds, and other sensory equipment in the room will offer children a place to feel calm and comfortable while reducing agitation and allowing them to self-regulate their behavior. The room will allow each client to use the sensory media in a way that is individualized to their wants and needs. These sensory interventions have been shown to help contain heightened emotions and decrease the need for physical interventions.
“We are so grateful for York Builders and their many members who are making this project a reality through their time, talent, and resources,” said Ron Bunce, President & CEO of Children’s Home of York. “This sensory room will provide another therapeutic tool for our team to use with our youth who have significant mental illness or who have experienced trauma, abuse, or neglect.”
YBA members are united in their support for this fantastic project, with many donating labor and materials. The following members made generous donations: Jeffrey L. Henry Inc., First Capital Design Group LLC, Grace Electrical & Services, J.D. Witmer Drywall, Inc., TC Backer Construction LLC, Strine’s Heating & A/C Inc., R.F. Fager Company, Myers Building Product Specialists, Orwig’s Fine Finishing, Mountain Top Lighting, Schaedler Yesco Distribution Inc., Liberty Insulation, White Rose Settlement Services Inc., and Print-O-Stat Inc.
“Our members put their hearts into this project. They felt it was imperative to support the Children’s Home of York in the important work they do every day and help bring this therapeutic room to fruition for the children,” said Laurie Lourie, Executive Vice-President of the York Builders Association.
The YBA and its members are committed to giving back to the growing community they serve, volunteering time and resources to York’s most important causes, one year at a time.
About the YBA:
The YBA’s mission is to be the trusted resource for the building industry and our community. The association was chartered in 1964 as a non-profit association of builders and related trades, organized to promote home ownership for the citizens of York County, Pennsylvania, and the improvement of the building industry. For more information, contact the York Builders Association at 717-767-2444 or www.yorkbuilders.com.