August 2022 Newsletter

OUR KIDS ARE SPECIAL TO US

Our Wendy's Wonderful Kids Recruiter went out of her way to get one of the kids on her caseload, Joey, a bike he had been wanting.  A very kind gentleman in the community had donated the bike to NOAS for Joey.  It was such a pleasure to provide Joey with a bike to ride, but more importantly, a lasting memory. 

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

Nicole Mooney has joined NOAS as the Chief Operating Officer (COO). Nicole received her Masters of Education in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling and her Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor (LPCC-S) from Youngstown State. Nicole has served as a Clinical Behavioral Manager, Clinical Mental Health Director, Residential and Substance Abuse Supervisor, Drug & Alcohol Counselor, and Professional Counselor. She has worked with school-based and after-school therapeutic programs, drug and alcohol programs, and with foster children and foster families.


Nicole is excited to provide guidance and support to all NOAS client serving programs.

NOAS HAS A STAFF FULL OF GO-GETTERS

NOAS is proud to report that our agency met or exceeded our FY22 goals in several areas.

Our team continues to make connections and build supports for children and youth in foster care, hoping for the day when every child and young adult has a safe and supportive family network.

9th Annual Home Team Celebration held at the Metropolitan at The 9 in Cleveland, OH.

NOAS will host our 9th Annual Home Team Celebration on Friday, October 14, 2022, from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at one of Cleveland’s premier hotels, The Metropolitan at The 9, where “Art, history and luxury blend seamlessly; in a masterpiece of style and technology.” And, don’t miss the after party at the Wild Eagle Saloon from 10:00 pm – 12:00 am. We are looking for SPONSORS for this event. JOIN US to help make an impact on area foster youth. Contact Kathy Evans for sponsorship forms and ticket information at kevans@noas.com or 330-856-5582, ext. 110.

Register For Sponsorships and/or Tickets

988 NATIONAL SUICIDE AND CRISIS LIFELINE LAUNCHED IN JULY

People experiencing a mental health crisis can now call or text a three-digit number, 988, to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and connect with mental health professionals trained to respond to such emergencies.


The hotline was designed to provide 24/7 free and confidential emotional support around the country to those in mental health distress, the 988 lifeline website explains. 


The new number connects the caller to a certified crisis center in the area where the call is placed, according to the website. The hotline is made up of a network of 200 local crisis centers around the country.

DAY TO SHINE

NOAS held a "Day to Shine" on July 18 and August 8 for our foster children and youth, the generosity and commitment of our community and staff shone brightly. Our kids enjoyed being pampered. Their nails were done, and their hair was washed and styled. Many received new outfits to show off. After lunch and snacks, they had professional photos taken. All of them looked great and enjoyed the special treatment. This would not have been possible without the wonderful staff from John Roberts Spa, Salon Mingle, The Revive Station, Kayti Patterson, and everyone else who contributed.

Meet Mafia

Age 7

Mafia is a sweet, funny, active little girl. She loves to do gymnastics and tumble around outside. She also likes to be a helper and help out around the house.

Learn more about Mafia

DID YOU KNOW NOAS DOES NOT CHARGE FEES TO FAMILIES


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Our highly trained staff is here to train, assess and support you in your process of fostering a youth. You can make all the difference. Give kids hope – Foster to Adopt today!


Call 800-686-6627. Ext. 126 or email smoreton@noas.com for information.

JOIN US FOR OUR UPCOMING TBRI® LUNCH AND LEARN

UPCOMING TBRI® TRAINING

NOAS is offering TBRI® training to all licensed NOAS families. The TBRI® training helps families and foster youth work through real-life, problem-solving scenarios. To sign up for one of the following classes below, email Alana at amackenzie@noas.com.


CORRECTING PRINCIPLES

August 27th

from 9:00am-4:00pm


EMPOWERING PRINCIPLES

September 24th

from 9:00am-4:00pm


CONNECTING PRINCIPLES

October 17th & 19th

from 5:00-8:00pm


EMPOWERING PRINCIPLES

December 5th & 7th

from 5:00-8:00pm

To learn more about NOAS please visit www.noas.com

Phone: 800-686-6627 ext. 126
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