October 2019 eNews from CAP/Corbett
From our Executive Director
Dear Friends,

As I celebrate my first anniversary with CAP, and the end of year is slowly creeping up on us, I am assessing our 2019 targets, goals, and progress.

In January, I set a target to see 10 adoptions come to fruition. As we round this corner, we are ever so close to that number, having a total of 8 finalizations by month's end. I re-visited goals to start the SSAFE project and am thrilled we are rolling out this program as I write this.
2019 has been an exciting and busy year, as we place child after child with their forever family, and began to impact the community in a positive way with new endeavors. Projecting out to 2020, I will set higher goals, increase our targets, and look to impact the community at a deeper level to ensure all kids have the family opportunity they deserve! We hope you continue to follow and support CAP as we embark on those goals. 

Thank you, and see you at the Gala!!!

All my best,
Lauri McKnight
Home, Heart & Harmony:
A Forever Home for the Holidays

Saturday, November 30, 6 pm
Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center
Purchase you tickets now for our November gala, Home, Heart & Harmony during National Adoption Month . CLICK HERE for tickets to this unforgettable evening!

Enjoy a jazz club atmosphere with music by Gap Mangione  and the  Jimmie Highsmith Jr. Band , scrumptious cuisine stations, raffles, a silent auction, a wine pull, cash bar, and more! And emcee/ media celebrity Joe Lomonaco , iHeart Media, NewsRadio WHAM 1180, will ensure a festive and celebratory evening!

Sponsorships are also still available. Check them out.

Your tickets and sponsorships support our critical work to recruit permanent, adoptive families, provide pre- through post-adoptive services, and raise awareness of children who wait the longest in foster care for a forever family.

Questions? Call (585) 232-5110 or email gala@capbook.org
Meet Passion... Looking for a Forever Family
Seventeen-year-old Passion is a resilient young woman who works hard to achieve her goals. She has overcome a lot in her young life, but continues to excel in school, and her support community is amazed at her hard work.

She is involved in a work-based learning environment, and also participates in lacrosse and cheerleading. She enjoys recreational outings and interacting with peers and others.

Passion appreciates someone who is there for her and will listen. She is a good advocate for herself and others in need. She would like a forever family who understands that she will always love her birth parents, and who will be okay with her open communication with them. Read more here...

Are you the one? Call us at (585) 232-5110 or email info@capbook.org
Spotlight on Graphic Designer Karen Ver Steeg
If you've seen our gorgeous Home, Heart & Harmony gala materials as well as our Faith in Children and SSAFE program brochures, they are the work of the talented Karen Ver Steeg of Karen Ver Steeg Creative.

We want to take this opportunity to recognize her work for CAP, and look forward to her continued creative contributions!
MAPP Training Classes Continue
MAPP Training ( Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting ) classes continue with our Adoption Specialist/ Program Manager Veronica Black.

This training is for prospective foster and adoptive parents to help them make an informed decision to pursue foster parenting or adoption.

If you haven't attended classes yet, YOU MAY JOIN ANY WEEK and make up missed classes at the end. Call (585) 232-5110. Meet at the CAP office, 274 N. Goodman St., Suite D103, Rochester.
Foster and Adoption in the News...
Family First Prevention Services Act:

Beginning October 1, 2019, states and tribes will have the option to use Title IV-E funds for prevention services for eligible children at risk of foster care placement and their families.  Read more here from the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Upcoming Events: Mark Your Calendars

Thursday, October 10, 17, 24, 31: MAPP Training Classes
Tuesday, October 8 & 29 : Adoption Information Meetings
Wednesday, October 9 : Council of Foster & Adoptive Parents Support Group

Tuesday, November 5: Heart Gallery Reception, 6 pm, The Strong Museum
Saturday, November 30: "Home, Heart & Harmony: A Forever Home for the Holidays" CAP/Corbett Gala, Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Tuesday, December 3: ROC the Day
Sunday, December 8: "A Christmas Carol" one-man show with actor Kim Tenreiro, Comedy at the Carlson, 2 pm.
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