August 2013
 news and notes

Summer is winding down but fall activities will soon be beginning!

During the next few months, Family Ark has several presentations planned for local community groups, has exciting plans for a booth at Harvest Homecoming in New Albany, and has scheduled a fun campus event - Trunk or Treat - for our foster parents, friends and neighbors! Would you like a representative from Family Ark to speak to your organization or business? We would love to share our story! Please email to with your request.
Become a Foster Parent
If you're an adult with a heart for children, we want to talk with you! Family Ark is looking for foster parents to help children (birth to age 18) who have experienced abuse, neglect or other trauma. Who are foster parents? Foster parents are individuals or couples aged 21 or older. Some have raised or are currently raising children, and others have never raised children. They come from all walks of life, various income levels and careers, different educational backgrounds, and are diverse in many ways. All share a desire to have a positive impact on the life of a child. Call (812) 282-8479 to find out more!
Family Ark Receives Crusade for Children Grant

crusade for children Good news! Family Ark has been awarded a grant from WHAS Crusade for Children for $12,500 to be used for foster care manager salaries!  The people of Kentuckiana donated $6,001,342 to the 60th annual WHAS Crusade for Children in 2013 to help children with special needs! We truly appreciate the tremendous support from Crusade for Children! To find out more about WHAS Crusade for Children, click here.

Volunteering at Family Ark 

Volunteering has many rewards! Knowing that your energy and time are helping to make a difference in a child's life can be very fulfilling. Volunteering keeps you active while learning about your community. At Family Ark, you are also part of a valued team. Whether you're serving on a committee, sorting donated items, helping with outdoor projects,or serving in some other capacity, your time and energy can have an enormous impact on our ability to fulfill our mission. Contact us about volunteering at!
Out and About!

Clarkfest Family Ark will have a booth at ClarkFEST in Clarksville next Monday, Labor Day. Come and say hello! This is the second year for the event and will feature a parade, artisan market, music, food and booths. The festival will run from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., September 2nd, on the grounds of Duke Energy at Eastern Boulevard and Triangle Drive. For more info, go to the ClarkFEST website.
Family Ark Awarded Prevention Funding Grant
Family Ark recently received a Prevention Funding grant for $10,000 from the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS). This grant will be used to provide specialized parenting classes to address and prevent traumatic childhood experiences, breaking the intergenerational cycle of abuse. The initiative will also include two seminars on the subject for educators, foster parents, community partners, and DCS staff. New Hope Services, Inc. in Jeffersonville, Indiana is the fiscal agent for this project.
Our Campus 
Family Ark's beautiful 83-acre campus includes natural wetlands, walking paths, and open play spaces. The campus is a unique part of who we are and is utilized for family events, therapeutic activities, supervised family visitations and community events. Our Lodge facility can comfortably accommodate up to 150 people and is used for meetings, events and trainings. We also provide no-cost shopping to the families we serve in our Commissary which houses donations of food, clothing, toys, and other essential items.
Give to Goodwill and Help Our Families
Goodwill Gives to Us When We Give to Them!
Cleaning out your closets or garage? Please remember to donate your gently used items to Goodwill Southern Indiana! Mention that you're donating on behalf of Family Ark and we receive a $5 credit for every bag/box donated. At the end of each month, Goodwill calculates donations given in our name and sends us $10 clothing vouchers for our parents to use at Goodwill. Spread the word!

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