Back to School 2014 Registration!!

Our annual Back To School event is coming up on August 20th.  Each registered foster child will receive a backpack filled with age appropriate school supplies.

Click here to register and get more information.

Tee It Up golf tournament coming up!!

We are in desperate need of some more golfers or sponsors for this month’s Tee It Up golf tournament in Port Orchard! This tournament funds the Dream Project (which is currently EMPTY!) Please please please help spread the word by posting or sharing this flyer through email or social media!

THANK YOU!!

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Prudent Parenting emergency WAC changes

The “Prudent Parenting” bill (ESSB 6479) was passed during the 2014 legislative session and signed into law by Governor Inslee in March. The law becomes effective today, June 12, 2014. This bill gives caregivers the authority to give permission for children and youth in their care to participate in extracurricular, enrichment and social activities without the prior approval of the CA worker.

The Division of Licensed Resources has made emergency changes to the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) to ensure compliance with this law. Please read the attached memo from Darcey Hancock, DLR Administrator regarding the WAC changes.

Thank you

Meri Waterhouse

Caregiver Recruitment, Retention & Support Program Manager

Dept. of Social and Health Services

Children’s Administration

1115 Washington Street S.E.

PO Box 45710

Olympia, WA 98504-5710

360-902-8035

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Are you ready to make a difference in the life of a child in your home community? All over Washington foster parents are needed to love, coach, mentor, wipe tears, celebrate, support and encourage children and youth who must live out of their home due to abuse and neglect. Could you, your family or friends make a difference in the life of a child? Maybe you could even deal with some teenage drama! Are you ready to learn more about becoming a foster family? Washington’s foster parent recruitment phone line: 1-888-KIDS-414, provides information and can answer your questions – take a minute to call, because you don’t know what you’re missing! Information is also available at our website: http://www.dshs.wa.gov/ca/fosterparents/be_FosterIntro.asp

You know you can do it . . . take the first step in becoming a foster parent!

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FPAWS Mini Conference coming up in Tacoma!

Welcome
to the
2014 Tacoma Mini-Conference
at the
​Landmark Convention Center
47 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402

8:30 to 4:30
Kids drop-off 8:00

Tacoma Mini Conference 2014
Saturday, June 07, 2014
6 Training Hours

Join
Foster, Adoptive
and Kinship Caregivers
in a day of food, fun and training!

This Mini-Conference is brought to you by the
Foster Parents Association of Washington State
and our community partners:
Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers
The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Fostering Together
Foster Care Relative Support Network (FCRN)

​Lunch will be catered by the Landmark Convention Center

Daycare will be available at Alphabet Preschool. The address is 2305 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma.

The daycare is set up to accommodate 45 children between the ages of 1 year to 12 years old.
Daycare will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Children must be picked up at 5:00 p.m. so that staff can leave.

Numbers for limited daycare, call
Stephanie 253-473-0420
Thank you Elizabeth Griffin-Hall for making this happen!
There will be a limit of 45 kids, so call early.
Of course if you have readily available daycare, please use that and save these spots for those that don’t.

Memorial for Christine Njoroge

We would like to invite all who would reminisce about the life and impact of Christine Njoroge to come to the Children’s Administration offices at 3423 6th Street, Bremerton. If you would like to bring a pot luck item feel free, but please bring your fond memories and stories to share with others. This is a gathering of those touched by Christine Njoroge’s life and her passion for the excellent care of children. If you know anyone (in or outside of the department) who would like to participate please invite them as well. Foster parents, children, providers, anyone who has worked with Christine are all welcome.

Thursday, May 15th, 2014 from 9:00-10:30 Cafeteria in Francis Haddon Building

John Lawson, Supervisor

Join us in the Kitsap Great Give!

 

KFCA is participating in the Kitsap Great Give!  This is a great opportunity to make your dollars work even harder when you donate to KFCA.

On May 6th, go to the Kitsap Great Give! site, and donate, selecting Kitsap Foster Care Association as the recipient.  Your dollars will be matched to go even farther toward helping foster youth in the county.

Most importantly, Share this link with all your friends so that we can get more people involved!

 

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Easter Egg Hunt

Hi Everyone. Just wanted to let you know Community and Family is helping out with an Easter Hunt, next Saturday April 19th and you are invited.

The Hunt will be for ages toddlers thru 6th grade and will be held at the West Sound Community Church property on 2356 Rude Rd, Poulsbo, WA 98370. The Hunt will begin at 11am, so please get there beforehand because once it starts, it will be done quickly.

Please feel free to invite your friends with kids and other foster families you know.

There also will be free raffle drawings for the kids and some refreshments if you come early.

If you have any questions, please let me know- Celeste DiFlaviano 360-731-4812

March 19, 2014 is our next dinner meeting.

New Beginnings Church on 1410 Ohio Street, Bremerton, 98337
Dinner begins at 6pm
Childcare is provided.
Cost is $4 per adult, kids 18 and under OF MEMBERS are free
If not a member, $2 per child over age 3.

Membership is not required to attend the meetings, but there are benefits for members throughout the year and the dues are only $30 per family for the year.

The clothing closet will open for foster parents who need clothing for their children.
Clothing donations are accepted.

Please RSVP for the mariners game by March 20, 2014
We Are Family Day at the Mariners!
The game is Sunday April 27th at 1pm.
We will have a bus to take you there from Mullenix Park and Ride.
We will provide tickets for your family if you are a member of KFCA.
Otherwise, we will provide tickets for the foster kids in your house.
Please RSVP to president@kitsapfostercare.org THANKS!!!

KFCA Annual Luncheon Community Sponsor Opportunity

$250
· Recognition as a Community Sponsor of KFCA Luncheon
· Recognition as a generous support from the podium by the emcee
· Name in email invitations and emailed event communications and reminders
· Name on printed program
· Recognition in all event related media relations
· Name on screen during the program
· Recognition as Community Sponsor on KFCA’s website and Facebook page
· ¼ page ad in the event program
· Blog?

$500
· All of the above plus:
· Name and/or logo printed on invitations sent to community leaders
· Name and/or logo in email invitations and emailed event communications and reminders
· Name and/or logo on printed program
· Name and/or logo on screen during the program
· Community recognition via any secured media sponsorships
· ½ page ad in the event program
· Ad featured in centerpiece at table
$1000
· All of the above plus:
· One VIP table with seating for 10 guests
· Full page ad in event program

table host invitation

Dear Community Member,
I am writing to you today because I know you share my commitment to Kitsap Foster children. I invite you to take an active part in helping Kitsap foster kids thrive in stable, healthy foster homes by hosting a table at Kitsap Foster Care Association’s first annual “Fostering the Kitsap Family” luncheon.
The luncheon will be held at the beautiful Bremerton Conference Center on September 25, 2014 from 11:30am-1pm.
Table hosts invite friends, colleagues and family members to join them in attending and supporting the KFCA luncheon. In the coming weeks, we’ll be sending along save-the-date emails, invitations, event updates and tips to help you engage your friends and colleagues. We want to support your efforts and are always available to answer your questions.
A few things to keep in mind:
· Everyone is welcome. We’re relying on you to fill a table of 10 people, but don’t stop there! Ask your invitees if they know of other people to invite. If your table exceeds 10 people, we will happily sit additional guests at the nearest table.
· Spirit of philanthropy. When you invite your guests, be sure to communicate that the event is a fundraiser. The suggested minimum donation at the event is $75, and every donation makes a difference in the lives of children in foster care in Kitsap County. Supporters of all financial capacities are welcome. KFCA is a registered 501c3 charity, #91-1586465.
· Personal touch. A personal touch on your save-the-date email or a follow up phone call is often the key to confirmation.
· About Kitsap Foster Care Association. Please share KFCA’s website address,www.kitsapfostercare.org, for more information about our work, or “like” us on Facebook.
Please join me on September 25, 2014 at 11:30am for this inspiring celebration. I welcome your RSVP by phone or email and look forward to working with you to support local kids.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Again, thank you for your leadership and dedication to helping children in foster care.
Very warm regards,

Naomi Nichols
President, Kitsap Foster Care Association
president 206-228-3885

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