COmfort Shop

Open in NYC as of March 2024

New “Comfort Shop” at the Nicholas Scoppetta Children’s Center Includes Bedtime Items for Children, Including Stuffed Animals, Journals, Soothing Scents & More

The Comfort Shop is specially designed as a sanctuary of solace for children. Stocked with premium items and mental health resources aimed to promote a better sleep, the Comfort Shop includes: stuffed animals, plush pajamas, cozy socks, expressive journals, inspirational books, soothing scents, and other essentials for children to choose from.

"With our new Comfort Shop, we're not just offering comfort; we’re helping to improve the initial experience for youth in NYC’s foster care system," explains Nicole Russell, Founder & Executive Director of Precious Dreams Foundation. "These high-quality comfort items help children rest easier in a new and unfamiliar place. We’re determined to give them a soft place to land ensuring they feel cared for, supported, and seen at a difficult and uncertain time in their lives."

“It is of the utmost importance to ACS that children in our care are provided caring, nurturing environments that help them feel safe, welcome and cared for,” said ACS Commissioner Jess Dannhauser. “We’re pleased to partner with Precious Dreams to ensure the children and youth who come to the Children’s Center have access to comforting items during what can be a very challenging time.”In addition to the array of premium items, Precious Dreams Foundation will host trauma-informed workshops, uplifting events, and motivational speakers in the Comfort Shop, fostering a nurturing environment where youth can find healing and learn healthy independent coping techniques.