“This is just the beginning of great things to come in the fight to keep our children safe.”
Children in our community are dying at an alarming rate. Our community has lost more than a dozen children to suicides since 2014. Others are caught in a battle with drugs that will end in death if they don’t find help. Many are finding other dangers online where pedophiles lurk. Some are being abducted, abused, and/or sold for sex. Then, there are those who are surrounded by poverty. So, what can we do?
After tackling the difficult subject of teen depression and suicide in the documentary, If You Only Knew…The Journey Through Teen Depression and Suicide, which gave gut-wrenching stories of local children who took their own lives because they saw no other way out, Mickle Communications received an outpouring of requests for help with that topic and many others that represent dangers facing our youth, such as Human Trafficking, Heroin Addiction, Poverty, Unhealthy Personal Relationships, and Digital Dangers.
A second documentary, Human Trafficking in the Heartland, has been produced and will give viewers a look at the prevalence of children being sold for sex. Even so, the documentaries aren’t enough. As a community, we need to do more. This is why the Happy Healthy Families Foundation was created.
The brainchild of Mike and Karen Mickle through Mickle Communications, the Healthy Happy Families Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) formed in 2016 as a resource to strengthen families. Through its fundraising efforts, community outreach, and education, the foundation strives to empower children and families with the confidence to battle the many dangers and issues they face. The foundation is committed to enhancing community awareness of these social concerns, so that we as a community can help our children remain safe and guide them toward a happy, productive future.
Thank you to our founding sponsors for their support and belief in this foundation and its message:
Tri-City Electric Co., Mel Foster Co., XPAC, and Mickle Communications.
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Read about the campaigns and stories of our foundation.
Our first documentary If You Only Knew: The Journey Through Teen Depression and Suicide was the first of eight documentaries, which will form a series called The Dangers They Face. This series provides a gritty, in-depth investigation into multiple under-the-radar...
If you'd like to get involved or support the #weallhavestuff campaign please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The We All Have Stuff campaign kicks off Monday morning at 10 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Vera French Foundation. Our traveling mural will...
“When you take a realistic look at life, you realize no one is perfect. Everyone has to deal with personal problems,” said Mike Mickle, President of Mickle Communications. “Unfortunately, many young people with problems may feel isolated, and not wish to discuss their...