2015 A Night of Shining Stars Award Winners

    Fostering Together was nominated and won the Best Practice Award for the PNW Caregiver Conference awarded by FPAWS. Below is what was said about our organization the night of the awards banquet.  BEST PRACTICES AWARD – FOSTERING TOGETHER Certain kinds of people are really good at supporting foster parents and finding ways to show more adults the importance … Continue reading »

Fostering Together wins the Best Practice Award at the 2015 PNW Caregiver Conference

    Fostering Together was nominated and won the Best Practice Award for the PNW Caregiver Conference awarded by FPAWS. Below is what was said about our organization the night of the awards banquet.  BEST PRACTICES AWARD – FOSTERING TOGETHER Certain kinds of people are really good at supporting foster parents and finding ways to show more adults the importance … Continue reading »

Peak 7 Adventures offers Outdoor Adventures to Teens in Foster Care

Peak 7 Adventures, an outdoor ministry based in Washington is offering 2 trip opportunities this summer. The first trip opportunity is a 5-day ascent trip for teens ages 13-18. There will be a boys trip Aug 3-7 and a girls trip Aug 10-14th. You can find more information on this flyer. The full price is $275–there are significant scholarships available if needed. The second trip is … Continue reading »

Day and Overnight Camp Authorization for Children in Care

The Children’s Administration recognizes the recreational, educational and social value of a camp experience for children/youth. Camp is generally viewed as a normal childhood activity. Camps are oftenunlicensed/unregulated or monitored. Children/youth attending camp are outside of our immediate care and control during the camp experience. It is essential that social workers and caregivers adhere to the following authorization procedures that … Continue reading »

Obtaining Eyeglasses for Children in Foster Care

When your foster child sees a Medicaid Optometrist/Ophthalmologist and receives a prescription for glasses or lenses, his glasses will be ordered from Airway Optical. The eye doctor (provider) or optical shop needs to submit a fully completed request to Airway Optical. If the request is not complete, Airway will return it to the provider for completion. Once Airway receives a … Continue reading »

Free Foster Child Memberships to Pierce and Kitsap County YMCAs

Pierce and Kitsap County YMCAs are pleased to announce that effective March 1, 2015 , all local foster children will be eligible for free memberships at all YMCA facilities in Pierce and Kitsap Counties. To sign up a foster child for membership, visit any of our locations and bring all guardianship documents. Learn more at ymcapkc.org/foster-child-membership.

Experience Girl Scouts at Little or No Cost!

Girl Scouts supports every girl and volunteer, regardless of their financial situation! Financial assistance is available to girls and adults. You and your girl can have fun in all of the Girl Scout activities! Who qualifies for Financial Assistance? Children who receive Free or Reduced Lunch Families that receive SNAP/TANF Benefits Foster youth Families that meet the Income Eligibility Requirements … Continue reading »

Free Camping and Boat Launches for Foster Families

Did you know that Washington State Parks offer free camping and boat launches for foster parents activities with foster kids? Foster families and registered relative caregivers are exempted from paying camping and day use fees in state parks by showing photo identification and a foster family card provided by your agency. The children in care must be present with them … Continue reading »

King County Regional Re-Engagement Network Open Enrollment

United Way of King County is working this year with Safe Futures Youth Center (office in Auburn), Multiservice Center (office in Federal Way), King County’s Employment and Education Resources group, its Youth Source program in Renton, Seattle Educational Access, Renton Technical College, and the Renton School District – and numerous other partners and colleagues in the Regional Re-engagement Network in … Continue reading »