June 2017
Newsletter

GROWING FOSTER CARE

Assemblies of God COMPACT Family Services is reaching more vulnerable children and families.

Recently, COMPACT was asked to extend foster care services in the state of Arkansas as a Private Licensed Placement Agency.  

Beginning July 1, 2017, COMPACT will add recruitment, training and licensing of foster care families in addition to its therapeutic foster care placement services in the state of Arkansas. This means that licensed COMPACT foster families in Arkansas will receive their training, licensing, placement, and case management services from this Christ-centered private placement provider.  Interested families and churches should contact Dr. Johan Mostert at jmostert@compactfamilyservices.org.

Furthermore, COMPACT will release its new CompaCare SM  compassion care system for churches resource in July!  Although built to facilitate better foster care outcomes, the system can assist with various vulnerable needs.

CompaCare SM is built upon evidence-based data from over 1,000 foster placements that demonstrated a 90th percentile foster family retention rate!  This system resource will be available to churches nationwide later this summer and deployed in cooperation with COMPACT placement services in Arkansas.  COMPACT envisions opening placement services in multiple states in the future.


Thank you for Helping to Make This Happen,
Jay Mooney, Executive Director

NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY

Help us celebrate children this year as we celebrate National Children's Day on Sunday, June 11th. Why a special day for children? Here are a few reasons.

  • Most nations of the world have a special day for children. 
  • Every year more than 3.6 million referrals are made to child protection agencies involving more than 6.6 million children (a referral can include multiple children). The United States has one of the worst records among industrialized nations.
  • A staggering 2.5 million children are now homeless each year in America. This historic high represents one in every 30 children in the United States.
  • Every year, over 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States alone. That's a student every 26 seconds - or 7,000 a day.
  • "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19.14
Let's make 2017 the year we do our part to turn this around. Your prayers, volunteering and donations help us provide a safe place for children.

 

25 FUN FAMILY SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Looking for some family Summer fun? Here's a list of 25 activities to get your summer off to a great start.

  1. Camp out in the backyard.
  2. Have a scavenger hunt at a nature center or park.
  3. Visit the zoo.
  4. Spend the day at the lake or pool.
  5. Go on a hike.
  6. Attend a drive-in movie.
  7. Go to a baseball game.
  8. Draw outside with sidewalk chalk.
  9. Make a birdhouse.
  10. Visit a fire station.
  11. Play in the sprinklers.
  12. Fly a kite.
  13. Stay up late to gaze at the stars.
  14. Go fishing.
  15. Make homemade ice-cream.
  16. Build a sandcastle.
  17. Paint rocks.
  18. Make breakfast as a family. 
  19. Play putt-putt.
  20. Volunteer as a family.
  21. Attend an outdoor concert.
  22. Go horseback riding.
  23. Make S'mores.
  24. Set up an outdoor movie for kids in the neighborhood.
  25. Make a summer scrap book from all your activities.



 
We'd love to hear your ideas for the Summer. Email Jessie at  Jbull@agfsa.org


COMPACT BIRTHDAYS
Birthday cards are always a treat for our kids on campus.  Please consider taking a few moments and sending a birthday blessing and word of encouragement to the following ones celebrating next month. 

If you would like a full birthday list as opposed to waiting on this report each month, contact our office and we will get one for you.  Thank you for your continued support in making each of these kids feel special on their birthday.
  
JUNE 
13, Alan* - Male, yrs.
26, Kanay* - Female, 



JULY
3, Kelyse* - Female, 
14, Tricia* - Female, 
14, Halle* - Female, 
22, Cali* - Female, 




Send cards, letters or gifts to:
COMPACT Family Services
Attn:  (insert name)
2325 Malvern Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901

*In order to protect the identity of our students, the names listed above are the pen names that each of them selected as well as the age they will turn.  Each one listed is an actual student on our campus. 

#TEAM COMPACT
We are so grateful for the teams who have made it their mission to serve on the campus. In addition to the teams who have already been with us in 2017, we anticipate a wonderful summer of much needed hands-on expertise and service. 
Individuals, churches, organizations and districts are welcome to make the trip to our campus to help with several projects as part of their mission experience. It's our purpose to ensure that the children and youth have both a beautiful and functional campus.
Since the start of the year and through the summer we have had and will have teams from:

CALIFORNIA
VIRGINIA
DELEWARE
COLORADO
MICHIGAN
GEORGIA
PENNSYLVANIA
FLORIDA

SAVE THE DATE
Mark your calendar now for this years Harvest Festival and Run for the Family 5K. We invite you to join us and bring your family, friends and church groups. 

Harvest Festival and Run for the Family 5K


Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Additional information coming soon.  
      COMPACT Family Services
     2325 Malvern Ave. |  Hot Springs, AR  71901
     (501) 262-1660

COMPACT is a DBA of Assemblies of God Family Services Agency
 
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