Seed House, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded by Mr. Roz Ward and Mrs. Tammie Ward. Located in Memphis, Tennessee, the organization helps children with developmental disorders and their families. We provide workshops at schools to discuss learning disabilities, shift stigmas, misperceptions that are associated.
Our amazing team of regulars and part-time volunteers are committed to helping others. We take our convictions and turn them into action. Think you would be a good fit? Get in touch for more information!
In August 2017, our daughter Ashley Ryan, who has 7 children aged 2 to 11 years old, went through a difficult moment in her life. Her youngest, then 2-year old Jeremie or Big Man (as we called him) was blind, had cerebral palsy and scoliosis, and was fed using a feeding tube. He needed a lot of care so we decided to help. Their family moved in with us and our daughters Tia and Ta’mara.
A few months into the move, Ashley experienced a severe nervous breakdown. Upon seeking help, she was diagnosed with manic depression, bipolar disorder, and learning disability. She stayed in several mental facilities to get better.
While she was away, the rest of the family provided shelter for her children. It was at this time that we noticed the kids were not able to grasp basic instructions such as how to tie their shoes, do basic mathematics, and read and comprehend. When we had them tested, they were diagnosed with a learning disability, developmental delays, and other mental disorders.
Clueless about what to do, we started attending workshops and finding resources to learn fully about the children’s cases and how to cope or properly manage them. We successfully got all the seven children into the Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), counseling sessions, and therapies.
While their mother was still on the road to recovery, we decided to adopt all the seven kids in September 2018. However, a year after that, we lost Big Man at the age of 4. We mourned the loss of our dear boy. This tragedy made us realize the importance of help and support to the families of children with disabilities. This is how our organization was brought forward.
As of today, Ashley has gotten back her two older daughters. Meanwhile, we are in the process of adopting our four other grandchildren, who are supported by Seed House, Inc. and other organizations.
To empower children and families with special needs, behavioral problems, and learning disabilities to live healthy and fulfilled lives. We target those experiencing financial hardship and lack basic knowledge on how to help their kids flourish in a social, physical, emotional, and educational environment.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
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We provide a Certified Family Support Specialist. A family support specialist help and reach family to determine their strengths and needs and set goals with the family to develop strategies to reach these goals in their homes or community. We coordinator with other services and resources both within and outside of formal service delivery system. Interview and gather relevant information from other agencies in order to coordinate possible courses of service delivery. And, we participate in collaborative relationships with the community and one another, sharing resources to best move toward the vision.
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