Celebrating Damian! July 2, 2015   Hi I’m Damian. I have been in KYP for 9 years now, and it has been a big part of my life. When I came here I was one of the younger kids in the program, …
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Celebrating Sharonda! July 2, 2015   My name is Sharonda. I am 17 years old, and I have been a participant in this program for 6 years. Over the years, my leadership opportunities grew. I am now seen as a leader so …
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Angela’s Story Sometimes, the best way to understand our impact is to hear from the people we serve. Please enjoy this short video, featuring an inspiring woman and her three boys. For a full screen version, click the square in the lower right …
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The First Annual “Tony” Award! Established to honor the memory of an exceptional respite care provider, The “Tony” Award was dedicated on January 26, 2013. In December 2011, one of the very talented respite care providers at Family Support Services, Tony Foss, passed away. Shortly thereafter, …
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Measuring Success At Family Support Services, we measure success in many ways. Here is a quick glance at the number of children and families we served in Fiscal Year 2015-2016: Respite/Child Care Program: Over 738 children from 268 families received 76,594 hours …
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A child adjusts to a new family and community July 24, 2012 When 12 year-old Joseph began living with his Great Aunt Mary, he was feeling lost and confused. Joseph missed his friends, his school, and all the things that made his life seem normal. Aunt Mary was 78 …
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Keeping a family together When Christy’s job was eliminated, she lost health care benefits for herself and her children. Her 11-year-old son was born with a health condition that required regular medical care, but now without health insurance, Christie missed a medical appointment. Knowing …
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Overwhelmed by life’s challenges Thirteen year-old Mandy had a history of running away without telling her mother where she was going. When child protective services looked into her situation, they discovered that that Mandy’s mother, Joan, had multiple health issues which limited her mobility …
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Finding space to breathe as a full-time caregiver When they decided they wanted to become foster parents, Josie and Syd were ecstatic. “Raising a baby was one of the things we’d wanted so much, and we were really looking forward to it. We talked about taking turns getting …
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Special needs mean special care July 24, 2012 When Kate became a foster mother, she knew right away that she wanted to care for children with special needs. She has two young children who are medically fragile, and who need special care at all times. …
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