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Hope the Dog Blog #17
Friend's Luncheon April Child Abuse Prevention Month
“Come on Hope, we gotta go, we are running late,” mumbles Dee as she is headed for the door. “We have a bunch of friends we need to meet today!”.
OK whee…lets go, I heard Donna say we are having BBQ! And FRIENDS, I love Friends. Friends understand what it means to be helpful.
Job Opening in Watonga
A Case Manager position is available with Youth & Family Services in Watonga. The position is full time, 40 hours a week. Health and life insurance, sick leave, personal leave and vacation time are included benefits.
Library Grant Received!
Youth & Family Services and the El Reno Carnegie Library just received word of a grant for $15,000 from Smart Start and Inasmuch Foundation. The grant will fund a Roadmap to Reading Program which will target literacy education for parents who have children ages zero to six who are at high risk of fall
Thank You CHCC
We are so lucky and blessed to have such friends! Big shout out to Cherokee Hills Christian Church!
Hope the Dog Blog #16
Hope gets a visit from DHS Director Ed Lake!
Have you ever had an important visit by an important person and been so very nervous? Oh my well that happened today.
Today, we were honored to have a visit from Ed Lake, new DHS Director, and Sheree Powell, DHS Communications Director, and Deb Smith, Child Welfare Director....oh my so many important people coming to see me and see what all we do here at YFS.
Bee's Knees in Thrive Magazine!
Bee's Knees in a local magazine! Thrive Magazine has a feature on us! Look on page 34 for the full story!
Thank you Thrive for featuring our Awesome Kids!!
Videos Promoting Early Education
Smart Start Canadian County received a Community Mobilization grant to spread the information of how important early childhood education is to the future of our children. The "i connect" project will include three videos: one targeted to parents, one targeted to child care workers, and one targeted to the community and business. There will also be a training series that will promote early childhood education within our community. We have an awesome list of community partners helping us, so be watching for more information about this campaign as we move forw
Making a Difference: YFS Foster Care and Shelter Host Homes
Youth and Family Services, Inc has a unique and ground-breaking enhanced foster care program developed in 2009. "Uniting Our Families" is a foster care continuum program, which focuses specifically on the individual placement needs of each child brought to our Emergency Shelter. The YFS Emergency Shelter serves children ages 0 to 18 who may be in the custody of either the Oklahoma Juvenile Authority or Oklahoma Child Welfare, or at parental request.
Care. Hope. Mend.
We helped mend over 2,600 broken hearts last year. Will you help us mend thousands more this year?
Youth & Family Services provides critical crisis and prevention mental health services to our community. Emphasis is placed on a model designed to meet the changing needs of the community and an agency structure that provides flexibility for those we serve.
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