January 2016
 news and notes
Happy New Year!
Family Ark would like to wish our clients, donors, volunteers, and staff a very happy new year!

2015 was an amazing year of growth for Family Ark with the opening of The Behavioral Health Center. We look forward to a new year and more growth! Keep your eyes open for new programming to come in 2016 that will continue to serve our mission of strengthening families to create a healthy community. 

Virginia Walker Memorial Scholarship 
Each year, Family Ark awards scholarships to current or previous clients of the agency at any point since its founding in 1973. The applications are selected based on several criteria including an interview, letters of recommendations, financial need, academic record and extracurricular and community activities. Scholarships are a minimum of $500 and up to a maximum of $5,000. The Board of Directors determines the amount and the number of scholarships awarded each year, which may be used only for tuition, fees, books, and room/board. The Virginia Walker Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Virginia Walker, an agency foster parent. Since 2001, the fund has awarded more than $60,000 to students of varying ages.

Applications are now being accepted. To apply, please visit http://thefamilyark.org/scholarships to download an application or call 812-2282-8479 for more information. Application deadline is February 29, 2016.

Volunteers Make It Happen! 

A big thank you to our volunteers from Saint Anthony's Youth Ministry for helping us pack up our holiday decorations and deep clean our child care center!

Our work at Family Ark would not be possible without the help of our amazing volunteers! If you or your group are interested in volunteering, please email info@thefamilyark.org.

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Do you have a favorite memory relating to Family Ark? How has Family Ark impacted your life?

Family Ark is seeking testimonials from current or previous clients speaking to their experiences within our programs. These testimonials will be utilized to update our website, marketing material, and to be highlighted on the E-Newsletter. Testimonials can be related to any or all of Family Ark's programming including foster care, home based services, day reporting, the Behavioral Health Center, volunteering, or a Family Ark event.

Pictures are also encouraged, but please remember, pictures and testimonials will be published publicly. A small token of thanks will be sent to those who participate.

Please send your testimonial to lkeeney@thefamilyark.org or mail to Laura Keeney at  101 Noah's Lane, Jeffersonville, IN, 47130. 
New Foster Families
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. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more information about becoming a foster parent, please contact Laura Keeney at lkeeney@thefamilyark.org.
We're Growing - Now Hiring 
Family Ark's programs and services have continued to grow throughout 2015 to meet the needs of our community - and with growth comes opportunity.

Family Ark is currently hiring for the following positions:

Family Ark is an equal opportunity employer offering career opportunities to those who want to make a difference in the lives of children and families in Southern Indiana. Family Ark offers competitive pay and benefit packages for full time employees. Click on the links above for full job descriptions or contact Kersten Farah for more information. 
Annual Fund Campaign Ends March 31!

We're counting on you to help us reach this year's goal! The Annual Fund campaign runs through  - March 31, 2014 and that means there's still time to give! Thanks to all who have already given to this important campaign to support critical services for neglected and abused children in Southern Indiana. 

For your convenience, online giving is now possible at www.thefamilyark.org. Please share this giving opportunity!