Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Finally Home Foundation

Welcome Child Ministries is honored to partner with Finally Home Foundation. The impact that FHF is making in supporting adoptive and foster families through their one day "Surviving and Thriving" Family Wellness Events is significant. :)

FHF News
January, 2012
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2012 Event Dates
Click on a date for more information and to register as an attendee or volunteer.
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During November and December, FHF gave out four Encouragement Packages consisting of a $50 gift card, a customized family pillow and an invitation to an FHF Event. Thank you for giving the gift of encouragement!
"Thanks for the encouragement package. What a blessing!"
Heather & Brandon Alverson
Reach More Families
Deadline to double your gift fast approaching
FHF was given a $30,000 match gift in December and since then, our partners have given $26,696. We only have $3,304 more to go to reach our $30K goal and make the most of this generous match gift.
The deadline to finish the match is January 31 in order to launch the 2012 Reach More Families Advance. When you commit to this essential project, here’s what you’ll help accomplish:
  • Identify foster/adoptive families with the greatest needs.
  • Invite families to a special day where they’ll learn how valued they are and how to network with other families.
  • Where they’ll be safe to ask questions
  • Where they’ll hear practical ways to nurture their marriage & care for children with prior abuse and neglect
Because you care, five special days will be held where foster/adoptive parents will learn they’re not alone, and that success for wounded children is far closer than they know today.
The investment for a one-day Reach More Families event is $5,000 (includes 100 meals, specialized children’s program, handouts for parents, ABC's of Character book & "Super Heroes Academy" t-shirt for all of the kids).
You can go online and set up a one time gift towards the match gift OR a recurring, monthly donation at Any amount will help us Reach More Families in 2012.
FHF Launches Scholarship Program
A new ministry is launched!
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In January, 2011, FHF launched a mental health scholarship program. Recognizing that many families do not have the resources to provide the kind of intervention that children with acute emotional trauma require, FHF worked to establish a program to address this gap.
In keeping with the vision to "equip communities to rally around the heroes who are foster and adoptive families," FHF is always looking for strategic partnerships that serve families effectively in the areas where they are hurting the most.
2011 FHF Mental Health Scholarship Recipient:
"Our 15 year old daughter has been living at a Therapeutic Group Home for almost 8 months and the emotional struggle of that has taken some getting used to. Being in full-time, support-based ministry, we live on a modest income and found it equally challenging to cover the expenses related to our daughter's "out of home care". Receiving the scholarship from FHF has been a huge blessing to us during this time. Several of our ministry supporters have wanted to help by giving to the scholarship fund which has relieved a good deal of the burden of trying to pay for our daughter's care out of our normal income. We are very grateful for the servant-hearted help and encouragement we have received from the staff and volunteers of FHF!" Shannon and Susan
This effort has grown into it's own partnering non-profit organization called, Adoptive Families Coalition.

"It’s truly been an honor to help birth an organization dedicated to coming alongside foster and adoptive families in crisis." Mark VanDruff, Chairman of FHF Board
For more information on the launch of this new organization, you may contact:
Adoptive Families Coalition,
PO Box 54281, Phoenix, AZ 85078
Jackie Palmer, 602-740-7149
Carol Barger, 602-390-0220

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