Marbles are significant at Ralston House. Each child who is interviewed chooses a colorful marble to put in the jar at the completion of their interview. When they ask why, we explain that lots of children come to Ralston House to tell their story and talk with us about what happened to them. We can say, “look how many brave children have come here. You are not alone.”
The whole jar of marbles is a visual reminder of the number of children who spoke up to help make their world a safer place. Diverse color marbles are a symbol of healing in our community. They represent children who came to Ralston House to stop the abuse and start the healing.