End of Fiscal Year Final Mileage Reimbursement Reminder

A DSHS Administrative Policy governs mileage reimbursements for foster parents and relative caregivers who transport dependent children placed in their care. The policy requires all eligible travel expenses incurred in the month of June to be submitted no later than August 31st. This means as a caregiver – if you have eligible travel expenses, for either the month of May … Continue reading »

Bexco Recalls Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Cribs Due to Fall and Entrapment Hazards

Recall Date: August 19, 2014 Recall Number: 14-258 Bexco Recalls Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Cribs Due to Fall and Entrapment Hazards WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall Summary Name of Product: Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Cribs … Continue reading »

BRITA Recalls Children’s Water Bottles Due to Laceration Hazard

Recall Date: August 19, 2014 Recall Number: 14-257 BRITA Recalls Children’s Water Bottles Due to Laceration Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall Summary Name of Product: Brita hard-sided water filter bottle for kids Hazard: The lid can break into … Continue reading »

Tacoma Rainiers Kid’s Night Out

The Tacoma Rainiers are hosting a “Kids’ Night Out” for foster children and their families on the nights of Monday, August 25th and Tuesday, August 26th. All tickets are complimentary and include a reserved seat and “ballpark meal” (hotdog, chips, and bottled water).  We have 30 tickets available for each game.  Both games are night games beginning at 7:00 pm. … Continue reading »

Save the Date! Region 1 North Annual Caregiver Conference

Parenting Trauma Exposed Children WHAT: Region 1 North Annual Caregiver Conference WHEN: Saturday September 20th 2014, 8am -4pm WHERE: Redeemer Lutheran Church 3606 South Schafer Road Spokane Valley, WA 99206 This all day conference will include two, three hour workshops focused on trauma, the effects it has on attachment and development and how to help children heal. Watch for more … Continue reading »

Tacoma DSHS Back to School Event

Please join us for this Back to School Event at the Tacoma DSHS Office on Friday, August 29th, 2014. Foster Parent and Relative Caregivers (must have placement letter and school supply list) 9:00 am – 1:00 pm In Home Dependencies 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Click Here for a printable flyer. Questions email Erika Thompson.

Bellingham School District School Supply Information

Below is the information asked to be sent out by the Bellingham School District for school supplies. Why Do Our Schools Purchase Supplies for Students? Bellingham Public Schools strive to provide a free, public education of the highest quality for all students.  Buying school supplies — in addition to the many other fees associated with school and activities — is a financial hardship for many … Continue reading »