Monthly Archives: May 2014

Need for Foster Parents Is Staggering

May is recognized as national Foster Care Month. The need for individuals and couples to become foster parents is truly staggering. Miriam Webster defines the word “foster” as “affording, receiving, or sharing nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties.” Foster care is intended to provide a temporary living arrangement for children who have been removed … Continue

Making Up for Lost Time

“There is no substitute for hard work” —Thomas Edison Remember your first day on the job? Likely you experienced this milestone in your teen years, maybe as a young adult. Likely you started with an entry level job: fast food, service sector, retail. We all started somewhere. Chances are you received some coaching/direction from the adult caregivers in your life: … Continue

Family Stability Program Kicks Off With Open House

SaintA’s Family Stability Program is here at last! Our three Family Stability specialists, Iris Barrios, Jessica Kotsakis, and Allison McCool, have hit the ground running. They are working diligently to create strong relationships with community agencies within Milwaukee and the surrounding areas. With these relationships, SaintA and Capitol West Academy families will have more timely access to resources that address … Continue

Small Things to Make Kids Feel Welcome

We all understand how difficult it can be to be brought to a new place, especially for a child. For some time now we have been following a simple practice that has helped make the boys in our care feel less alienated and has helped ease their transition into our on-site program. Each boy gets a “welcome bag” upon intake. … Continue

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