Wed June 17th 6-8pm
Foster Care Community Mtg
@ Athens-Clarke DFCS
284 North Avenue
Fri July 3rd
Independence Day Observed
Sun July 12th 3pm
Stories from Childhood
@ Piedmont College Meeting House
595 Prince Avenue, Athens
Sun July 19th 3pm Stories from Childhood @ Piedmont College Meeting House 595 Prince Avenue, Athens
Sun July 26th 3pm Stories from Childhood @ Piedmont College Meeting House 595 Prince Avenue, Athens
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Summer brings the return of the From a Tiny Acorn storytelling series. Join us to hear from local icons talk about their childhoods and the Athens area. The series takes place on Sundays at 3pm July 12th - August 16th at the Piedmont College Meeting House (595 Prince Ave, Athens). This year's speakers include Angie Tillman of Phickle's and Judge Lawton Stephens. Stay tuned for more information on speakers!
Thank you to everyone that came out for our Volunteer Appreciation in April. It was a wonderful time and we can't thank our hosts at Kappa Alpha Theta enough! Check out more of the photos of this wonderful event HERE.
CASA Summer Training Orientation Thurs 6/11 @ 10am
We are currently recruiting for our Summer CASA Training Class. So far this year, we have trained 24 new CASA Child Advocates! But sadly, there are still many children in need of a voice. Join us for the Volunteer Orientation to find out more OR spread the word to others that might be interested. CASA Volunteers advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in our community. To find out more, visit www.athensoconeecasa.org .
Home in 5
There is a foster care crisis in our community. There are over 200 children in foster care in Athens and Oconee counties, but only around 20 foster homes to house them. This has meant that already traumatized children are having to be placed in foster homes in Augusta, Macon, Conyers, or even further away. Not only have they been removed from their parents, but also their communities, schools, friends, and everything they have known.
Mayor Nancy Denson met with current Foster Parents and other supporters to proclaim May Foster Care Awareness Month in Athens-Clarke County.
Home in 5 is a partnership of state agencies, private organizations, faith based communities, and others in our area to solve this crisis.
During the month of May (National Foster Care Awareness Month), several events were held throughout the community to raise awareness of the crisis and recruit potential foster parents and allies.
Children First is honored to be a part of the Home in 5 partnership. We hope that you will stand with us in caring for the most vulnerable in our community.
To find out more about becoming a foster parent or supporting foster families, call 1-877-210-KIDS or visit www.homein5.net