October 2015
 news and notes

You Are Invited!
Join Us for the Behavioral Health Center Ribbon Cutting!

RSVP Online here.

We're Growing - and We're Hiring!
Family Ark is growing! Family Ark's programs and services continue to expand to meet the needs of our community. Our Foster Care Program identifies individuals or families who are willing to open their home and their hearts to children in need. Family Ark looks for foster parents to help children (birth to age 18) who have experienced abuse, neglect or other trauma. Our Home Based Services provide therapy and case management to clients in their home, school, or community environment, helping to preserve, support and stabilize families in crisis. Our on-campus Day Reporting and Treatment Program (DRTP) is an alternative to detention for youth (ages 12-18) involved in the juvenile justice system who are not considered a risk to the community. The DRTP includes educational planning, life skills training, independent living skills, community service projects, recreational activities, family involvement, and evidence based treatments. Family Ark's newest on-campus service for children, adolescents, and adults, is our Behavioral Health Center, which provides counseling (individual, family, and group), substance abuse treatment (individual and group), diagnostic services, and medication management. So, you can see...we are growing!

Because we are growing and expanding our programs, Family Ark is in need of a Clinical Therapist and a Home Based Case Manager. Click here to read more about these exciting opportunities!
Change Your Luck on Friday the 13th!
How smart are you? You and your team could win!
Family Ark is hosting the second annual Trivia Night Fundraiser at Wick's Pizza on State Street in New Albany on November 13th from 6:00-9:00 pm. There will be great giveaways and a grand prize will be awarded to the winning team! Delicious Wick's food and drinks are available for purchase during the fundraiser. For info, or to register, call (812) 288-6800 x 207 or email. Ticket prices are $20 per person or $150 for a team of 8. Don't miss out, tables are filling quickly!

Proceeds to benefit Family Ark's child and family programs.

A Coat, A Hat and Some Gloves
Winter is coming!
And when the weather gets colder, that means many children are without winter clothing and outerwear. Family Ark is collecting new and gently used children's coats, gloves, and hats (all ages, infant-18 years needed) to distribute to our children in foster care and in our home based programs. Donated items may be dropped off at our Administrative Building, 101 Noah's Lane, Jeffersonville, Indiana. Email or call (812) 288-6800 with questions. Thank you for thinking of the children in our community!                                                          
Family Ark Staff Highlight
Meet Laura Keeney, Family Ark's new Community Outreach/Recruitment Specialist! With a diverse background in social services, teaching, and sales, Laura has utilized those skills to reach out to the Southern Indiana community, sharing information about Family Ark's mission and programs. Laura works closely with the Department of Children's Services (DCS), Probation, and other agencies regarding Family Ark referrals. She also actively recruits individuals who are interested in becoming foster parents. Laura, a graduate of Floyd County/New Albany High School and IUS, lives in Jeffersonville with her husband and step-daughter. Family Ark appreciates Laura's enthusiasm for the well-being of our children and families! If you're interested in becoming a foster parent, email Laura or call (812) 282-8479.