This month, we honor all the dads and father figures who make a difference in children's lives.
Monthly Update - June 2017  
PRT Team's Creativity Pays Off for a Special Foster Child:  Andres' Story

Born drug exposed, Andres spent most of his early years in the hospital due to a host of serious physical and developmental issues. Even now, he requires 24-hour care and will never live independently. Andres' parents' rights were terminated when he was two. At age four, due to a lack of suitable medical foster homes in Miami-Dade, Andres went to live with a special medical care foster parent in another county.

He could barely walk or talk at the time.... READ MORE =>
Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners Proclaims
June 8th, 2017 as  Florida Foster Care Review Day!
(left to right) FFCR staff members Annaleah Krenn, Twila Gonzales, Vanessa Munoz and Ileana Albrecht, Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, FFCR Board Vice President Lynne M. Kafka, Board of County Commissioners Chairman Esteban L. Bovo, Jr., Commissioner Rebeca Sosa, Commissioner Dennis C. Moss, FFCR Board Member Christopher Varca, Board of County Commissioners Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson, FFCR Community Relations Director Richard Pulido
Carlos A. Gimenez, Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Chairman Esteban L. Bovo, Jr. and the members of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners proclaimed Thursday, June 8th, 2017 as Florida Foster Care Review Day. The proclamation was issued to honor all those associated with FFCR and to thank FFCR for nearly 30 years of outstanding dedication to the safety and protection of children in our community. At FFCR, w e dedicate our day to  the children and families we serve.  We are grateful to the honorable dependency court judges, dedicated volunteers, expert staff, and individual, foundation and corporate donors who make our work possible. Here's to you!
Charlet C. Pouchie, Citizen Review Panel & Volunteer Coordinator, Celebrates 20 Years with FFCR
We had so much fun on June 16th, 2017! Why? Because that day marked Charlet C. Pouchie's 20th Anniversary as an FFCR staff member! FFCR Executive Director Candice Maze summed it up when she said, "...from her first day on the job, Charlet's commitment to this organization has been unwavering." Charlet, your hard work and dedication to FFCR's mission inspire all of us, every day. Thank you for all the many ways you help keep our organization running strong!

You can create a new future for a child.
If you know and appreciate what having a stable, nurturing adult connection can do for a child, please consider giving to our Annual Fund Drive. Right now, every dollar will be doubled - up to $20,000 in donations - thanks to generous challenge gifts from FFCR legacy board member Peggy Hudson and current board member David McWilliams.  Thank you for being a part !
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Foster Youth Weekly, FFCR's Online Newspaper 

Like being in the know? FFCR curates Foster Youth Weekly, an online paper focusing on resources useful to and supportive of youth in foster care and young adults recently in care. Check it out for employment info and more. To receive it in your inbox, be sure to subscribe!