May Newsletter
Upcoming Events
Foster Change hosts monthly Community Connections Meetings for support and to learn about resources. If you missed the chance to come please join us next month Tuesday June 19, 2018 at 6 pm. Dinner and childcare is provided free. There is no guest speaker at this time but that is subject to change.
Please save the date and join us Friday July 20th from 5:30-7:30 pm. We will be enjoying a night of painting and getting to know each other better. There is no childcare provided for this so please schedule a babysitter now. Foster Change has a list of a few background checked childcare providers that may be available that night at a reasonable rate. For more information contact Sandy by phone or email 702-970-4546 or sandy@fosterchangecc.org.
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Grace Point Church Church provides free respite care every first Friday of the month. Grace Point Church appreciates the opportunity to help Foster Parents take a little break to catch a movie or go do something fun with their significant other. For more information please contact:
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Summer Blast June Playdate!
Join us for a Summer Bash Playdate next month which will include some snow cones and more. This event is going to be held on June 28th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm at Aliante Nature Discover Park. Please email sandy@fosterchangecc.org, contact us by phone at 702-970-4546 or you can request to join meetup.
April Play Date Pictures

We held a play date at the end of April and hoped to see more of our members. Kids had so much fun we stayed an extra two hours enjoying the beautiful day. Please join us next time.
Spring Fling 2018
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Greetings from the 2018 Spring Fling. If you were at the Spring Fling Celebration then you had a chance to connect with some of the Department of Family Services top Staff.

Pictured below is QPI Coordinator Denise Parker.
Pictured to the right you will see the staff from Peggy's Attic. Peggy's Attic is always accepting donations of gently used clothing and baby items. Donations are welcome Monday-Friday from
10-2 pm.

Pictured below the Peggy's Attic staff is Morgan Couchman who runs Foster Connect and is part of the Foster Change Board.

Below Morgan is our wonderful staff from Foster Parent Champions. They are so knowledgeable in resources and placement of Foster Children. We truly appreciate their hard work.
Connect with Meetup!
Service Spotlight
We will be having sign up forms and communications throug our

Training
CPR/First AID/AED training
Available Dates:
5/22/2018 from 5 pm to 9 pm and
7/17/2018 from 5 pm to 9 pm.

This is a $50.00 value which is provided to you with your Foster Change membership. There is no Childcare for this class and you must email sandy@fosterchangecc.org or call 702-970-4546.
9 out of 10 car seats are installed incorrectly. Foster Change cares about the transportation of kids and their safety. Available dates are:
6/15/2018 from 1:30-4:30 pm
8/2/2018 from 6:00-9:00 pm.
To register call 702-970-4546 or email sandy@fosterchangecc.org. (No Childcare)
Foster Change will be holding a group training QPI session on July 19 which will be lead by facilitator Anntesha Chesterton. We have childcare for this training but space is limited.

If you need to complete online training for Emergency Preparedness and Normalcy for Licensing or re-certification please sign up by emailing Sandy@fosterchangecc.org or call 702-970-4546.
Resources
Share, learn and find resources about adoption and families that have already been through the process. This site has information, blogs, shared stories, even featured books.

If you have never had your child evaluated and you suspect your child may have a learning disorder, please reach out to Child Find. This can assist you with putting an IEP in place at a young age. For many of us that struggled to get an IEP for our children, this is a great resource.
Boys Town is a great resource for family's to use if you have a concern with behavior. Boys Town will do home visits up to 5 times per week depending on the need. If you would like a referral for services please me at sandy@fosterchangecc.org.
Boys & Girls Club was established so that kids would have a safe place for recreational activities where they could develop and grow. This is a place where children can feel like they belong. This is also a great way for kids to interact with other kids and make new friends. Boys & Girls Club hosts events such as Boys Night Out, Girls Day and they have athletic activities. If you are interested in joining please visit your nearest Boys & Girls Club for pricing and member information.

Join Foster Change
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If you have not joined Foster Change and would like to become a part of this great community please click the link below. If your membership has expired you may also click below and renew your membership. Need to pay by check? Please send to 4344 W. Cheyenne Ave, North Las Vegas, NV 89032.

Sandy Vargas | Foster Change | 702-970-4546| sandy@fosterchangecc.org |www.fosterchangecc.org