What is a weighted blanket?
We refer to these amazing blankets as "weighted blankets" because they are filled with poly beads that actually make them have weight. The purpose of a weighted blanket is to give the feeling of "being hugged" when wrapped in one, which is also called deep pressure touch stimulation. It works much the same way as a full body massage. This is HUGELY helpful for people that have experienced trauma. We've seen fantastic results within the families we work with.
What we do
We are SO excited to offer these blankets at no cost to families that apply to receive one. We have amazing groups of ladies that show love by volunteering their time and efforts to make them. We collect donations to cover the poly beads and fabrics. At this time, we are having them made and measured to the proper weight in increments of 3lbs, 5lbs, 8lbs, and 10lbs. When choosing a size, it is recommended that the blanket weight be 10% of the person's body weight. Currently, we offer these to kids in foster care, those that have been adopted and the trafficking survivors we support.
How to get one of your own...
If you are a foster or adoptive parent, please email Alyssa Tracy for an application form. We get our trafficking survivor referrals from agencies and Crime Victim Services at this time.
How you can help!
For the owner of a new weighted blanket
*At this time, we can not offer a shipping or return policy. Maybe as the program develops it will be a possibility, but we can not as of now.