Sandy-affected kids graduate Hope and Healing's counseling program geared toward children
SEASIDE HEIGHTS - More than a year after Superstorm Sandy, some children who lost their homes are still learning to cope through a counseling program designed just for them.
Mikey McAdams, 7, is learning to talk about losing his home. Sandy left the house he shared with his grandparents, uninhabitable. "He's kind of a private kid and they've given him the opportunity to vent his feelings, both good and bad," says his grandmother Joyce McEwan.
Mikey is one of the kids in Hope and Healing's six-week program for children displaced by Sandy. It's been 15 months since the storm, but their memories of the day it struck, are still fresh.
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The children are being encouraged to focus on what they are thankful for and not what they lost.
Since last year as many as 400 children in New Jersey have taken part in this program. They held a ceremony in Seaside Heights Tuesday for the children who have just completed counseling.