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Free family event for kinship caregivers November 9th

Published on Tue, Oct 2, 2012 (11:06 a.m.)

October 2, 2012 - LAS VEGAS, NV: Local nonprofit Foster Kinship is partnering with the Las Vegas Center for Spiritual Living to sponsor the first free family night for individuals who are raising their relative’s children in Clark County, NV.

On November 9, Kinship caregivers and their families are invited to enjoy pizza, cupcakes, fun activities for the children, and a resource fair for the caregivers. Community organizations will provide relevant information to caregivers to extend their support network. Each registered family will also receive a box of non-perishable food to help families prepare Thanksgiving dinner, and a grocery store gift certificate for a turkey.

Participating organizations include: Foster Kinship, Fostering Southern Nevada, Boys Town, Innovation Behavioral Health Solutions, East Valley Services. Information on navigating the Department of Family Services and the Guardianship process will also be provided.

Foster Kinship was founded in December 2011 to help people who have taken on the difficult job of creating safe, loving homes for vulnerable children when the parents are no longer able or willing to do so. “ Foster Kinship founder Ali O'Donnell says. "It’s a huge change that requires an unexpected amount of knowledge and resources. With this event, we hope to start to close that gap for caregivers.”

This free event is open to anyone who is primarily responsible for raising their relative’s child, regardless of the caregiver’s age or the child’s custody status. RSVP and confirmation is required as space is limited.

The event will take place Friday November 9th at 6:00 PM at 4325 N. Rancho Road, Suite 110, Las Vegas, 89130. For more information and to RSVP please go to www.fosterkinship.org/rsvp or call (702) 546-9988

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