Many times children enter the UGM Center of Hope Women and Children’s Shelter having fled a volatile situation. They come into the center with very few personal belongings, if any at all. The transition can be a time of uncertainty as they are not sure what to expect. At UGM, we want them to feel loved from the moment they step through our doors. This is why we are launching Adopt a “Teddy” Bear to provide a new bear for children to know they are welcome, wanted and loved.