Before bed some youth were talking about bacon and how much they love it (I work the overnight shift at our female Crisis Program). In the morning I was doing wake ups and could smell bacon being cooked in the kitchen by our amazing kitchen team.
So, when I was doing the wake-up calls, I let the youth know I could smell bacon. Breakfast is served at 8:00am. We have set meal times to establish structure and routine. Slowly the residents emerged from their rooms to sit down and eat.
It was nice to see their happy faces eating, talking and enjoying their first meal of the day together. Some the residents at the table normally would have slept through multiple wake-ups and breakfast but that day I could see the happiness on their faces thanks to the power of bacon!
Shared by Darice, Youth Worker at our Crisis Program