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 2012-2013: Respite/Child Care Program: Over 750 children from more than 475 families received 78,500 …
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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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