Friends Ministry (Special Needs)

The FRIENDS class was established in 1999 and is designed to meet the needs of children, teenagers, and adults who have special needs. “The Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Mark 10:14.

FRIENDS Bible Fellowship Groups

On Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM  there is a Sunday School class that is designed to meet the needs of children, teenagers, and adults who have special needs. Our goal is to ensure that all individuals experience the love of Jesus.

FRIENDS Worship

On Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM our students will have the opportunity to work at their own pace through Bible-based activity centers.

Our Location

The FRIENDS class is located in Building B, Room 105.

The SONshine Center is a weekday ministry of The Vale.  The purpose of the ministry is to provide a Christian-based day program for adults with special needs that will allow them to grow in mind, body, and spirit.  Below, we offer more information about our day program, as well as ways to support this growing ministry!

About Us

The SONshine Center opened in August of 2015! The adults participate in activities that will promote adaptive skills including self-help skills, socialization skills, communication skills, and pre-vocational/vocational skills. They will also have opportunities to participate in sensory, music, art, and recreation/leisure activities.

Children with special needs are gladly welcomed at The Vale Kids. Children with mild needs may be mainstreamed into their appropriate class. Children with greater needs may visit our Friends Ministry staffed by special needs professionals.

Sonshine Center Enrollment

Annual Application Fee:

$50 – The non-refundable fee is due at the time the application is submitted for review.  Each year, parents will be asked to review/submit their application again.

Application Form

 

Fee Schedule:

The Sonshine Center operates Monday thru Friday. Fees for the Day Program from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM if applicable, are set by contract between the Sonshine Center, and your child’s HCS, TxHmL, or CLASS agency. All other fees for programs are below and are private pay. Payment is expected on Monday prior to services being provided.

  • BEFORE School Only: $25.00 / week
  • AFTER School Only: $50.00 / week
  • Before & After School: $75 / week
  • Full Day: $150 / week
  • Half Day (7am to 12 noon/12 noon to 5pm): $100.00 / week
  • AM Recreation/Leisure Only (7am to 9am): $35.00 / week
  • Day Program (9am to 3pm): $75.00 / week
  • Daily Living/Recreation/Leisure Activites (3pm to 6pm): $50.00 / week

The Sonshine Center closes at 6:00 PM. There will be a grace period until 6:15 PM. After 6:15 PM, there will be a charge of $5.00 for every 15 minutes.

If you have any questions about the Sonshine Center Fees, you may contact Rosa Minx, our director, or you may call 972-226-7105 ext. 109.

Monthly Newletter

You can keep up with the latest news and happenings by downloading our monthly newsletters below!

 

October Newsletter 2017

 

September Newsletter 2017

 

August Newsletter 2017