‘Desperate’ need for foster parents for infants in Niagara

“We know there are many, many caring families out there in Niagara,”...“If (foster care) has ever crossed your mind, now is the time to call us because we really need you. “We want to keep kids close to home, we want to keep them in Niagara,” [...]

By | July 21st, 2017|Foster, News|Comments Off on ‘Desperate’ need for foster parents for infants in Niagara

More FACS foster parents needed to meet growing demands

The growing list of programs offered by Family and Children’s Services Niagara seems to be making a difference in the communities. But running those programs has also stretched the agency’s resources. “...staffing shortages" [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Foster, News|Comments Off on More FACS foster parents needed to meet growing demands

Eckhardt signs on for second term as FACS board president

Brian Eckhardt has signed on for a second term as the president of the board of directors for Family and Children’s Services Niagara. The Fonthill native and retired inspector with the Niagara Regional Police Services was elected to continue his role [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Eckhardt signs on for second term as FACS board president

Beamsville students show generosity for summer camp program

The Beamsville District students donated nearly 80 backpacks and bottles of sunscreen to the program, which provides local kids in need with an opportunity to go to summer camp. Wise Guys donated an additional $6,000 [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Beamsville students show generosity for summer camp program

NIAGARA VOICES: Summer camp more than memories

Put your hand up if you have in the far reaches of your mind, happy childhood memories of summer camp. Think about it. Close your eyes and think waaay back. Maybe it was boy scout camp, sailing camp or even a day program with the local YMCA. For me it was Camp Sherbrooke in [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|News|Comments Off on NIAGARA VOICES: Summer camp more than memories

Family Day Free Skate Sponsored by FACS Niagara

Family Day Free Skate was sponsored by Family and Children's Services (FACS) Niagara. The free skate took place at various locations and times around Niagara. The event pictured here was in Niagara-on-the-Lake at the Meridian Arena. Young and young at heart enjoyed time on the ice with big smiles all around! For information [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Family Day Free Skate Sponsored by FACS Niagara

FACS tunes in to indigenous children’s needs

A child protection worker is in the home of an indigenous family. There, to investigate possible neglect. The worker opens a kitchen cupboard door. There's no food. At least, not traditional Canadian food. No boxes of cereal. No cans of soup. Nothing. Only flour. Oatmeal. Lard. And maybe powdered milk, or milk in the [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|News|Comments Off on FACS tunes in to indigenous children’s needs

NIAGARA VOICES: Resolve to give back to your community

By now we are three weeks into the new year, and all that pumpkin pie, egg nog and turkey is just a distant memory. After the season of excess, I’m sure we have all turned our minds to our new year’s resolutions. It is the time of year when having experienced our many, many [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|News|Comments Off on NIAGARA VOICES: Resolve to give back to your community