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NIAGARA CLOSEUP: There aren’t enough Amys

One by one she wheels them into her living room. Three children, home from school. She lines them up in their wheelchairs, precisely, exactly side by side on the carpet facing the fireplace...

By | 2017-12-11T14:46:30-05:00 December 11th, 2017|Foster, News|Comments Off on NIAGARA CLOSEUP: There aren’t enough Amys

Agencies join forces to stop child abuse

PECAN – Partners to End Child Abuse in Niagara – is a group of community agencies dedicated to make it easier for people to find help in addressing issues of child abuse.

By | 2017-12-11T15:40:06-05:00 November 15th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Agencies join forces to stop child abuse

Wear Purple Day Flag Raising Ceremony

In honour of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Family & Children's Services Niagara along with Community Partners raised a flag Tuesday, October 24th at St. Catharines City Hall.

By | 2017-10-26T12:16:42-04:00 October 26th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Wear Purple Day Flag Raising Ceremony

Keeping kids safe for 25 years

After a quarter century of urging the community to “break the silence,” victims of child abuse are no longer quietly suffering. The Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention program, launched 25 years ago, has “helped take away the stigma, to say we really need to come [...]

By | 2017-10-26T12:17:15-04:00 October 26th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Keeping kids safe for 25 years

Niagara Voices: Start small, foster a baby

Put your hand up if you have ever considered becoming a foster parent. Come on. I know you are out there. Most applicants tell us that they thought about fostering for years before finally taking the plunge and giving us a call. And well they should. Fostering [...]

By | 2017-10-26T12:19:44-04:00 September 19th, 2017|Foster, News|Comments Off on Niagara Voices: Start small, foster a baby

Back to School Tips for Parents

Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement… and anxiety. Help calm your child’s fears (and your own) with these teacher-approved tips... Take advantage of your school’s open house or back-to-school night. Some teachers welcome phone calls or e-mails [...]

By | 2017-10-26T12:20:07-04:00 August 24th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Back to School Tips for Parents

‘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 | 2017-10-26T12:20:24-04:00 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 | 2017-10-26T12:20:52-04:00 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 | 2017-10-26T12:21:08-04:00 July 6th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Eckhardt signs on for second term as FACS board president