About Us

Sonshine Haven Staff left to right:                                                                  Karla Bearden, Mari Rothman, Kathy Dausend, Laura Bellet, Dora Breuninger and Sherri Hosman

Sonshine Haven is a ministry that offers an after-school Bible club to children in public elementary and middle schools.  The elementary school clubs are called Sonshine Clubs and the middle school clubs are called Higher Ground.

The ministry started in 1991 by Mari Rothman with a Sonshine Club at Chase Ave Elementary school. After 27 years, Sonshine Haven now has 43 Sonshine & Higher Ground Clubs.

Sonshine and Higher Ground Clubs are held once a week  after school in a classroom for 1 to 1 ½ hours. The clubs include worship, a Bible lesson,  a gospel invitation, memory verse, games, one on one prayer time and snacks.

Sonshine Haven also offers other events to club kids and their families during the year, including Life Skills (hands-on learning during spring and summer vacations, held at Sonshine Haven), Cinderella/fella Day, Thanksgiving dinner baskets, Christmas  Adopt-a-Family, Padre Game tickets and other opportunities that God provides.

Everything Sonshine Haven does is free for the kids and families.
We depend on volunteers and are funded by donations.

We welcome your donations!

Sonshine Haven
772 S. Johnson Ave, El Cajon 92020

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