Match Madness! Posted Date:  02/27/15

Join us for Match Madness 2015!



Give a gift to Saint Francis Community Services and let the Greater Salina Community Foundation make it greater – at Match Madness!

Join us on March 10, 2015, from 7a.m. to 7p.m. at Martinelli’s Little Italy (158 S. Santa Fe Ave., Salina) for the fourth annual Match Madness event hosted by the Community Foundation. This one-day event is designed to generate new gifts to our endowed fund for long-term support, as well as current gifts to help us meet immediate needs.

is how it works:
Players, ahem - Donors stop by Martinelli’s Little Italy that day to “fill out their bracket.” Mark your donation for Saint Francis Community Services. Your gift will go to our endowed fund at the Community Foundation for permanent support of Saint Francis Community Services’ work. The Community Foundation will provide a matching gift in the form of an outright grant back to us that we can use right away. Every new endowed donation (up to a maximum of $2,000 per organization per person) will receive a match! Donations will be matched proportionally up to 50%.

If “traveling” down to Martinelli’s Little Italy, isn’t in your game plan, online donations will be matched from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on March 10, 2015. Log on to www.gscf.org to donate online.

A $75,000 match pool is available. Additional $100 grants will be made every hour throughout the day. The three organizations that have the most in-person donors at Martinelli’s Little Italy will receive a “rebound” bonus grant of $500 for 1st place, $200 for 2nd place and $100 for 3rd place.

Saint Francis Community Services representatives will be on-site at the event from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to “assist” you and offer promotional items

Let’s make a SLAM DUNK for Saint Francis this year!

Oklahoma Parent Support Group Schedule Posted Date:  01/27/15
Christian Chapel Church
7807 E. 76th Street
Tulsa, OK
is kind enough to open their doors in 2015
Our Bridge Family Support Groups
meet once each month and start at 6:30
(come early for meet and greet at 6!)
Here's the dates and topics:

February 24 - Life Books
March 24 - Bridge, with a presentation from a current Saint Francis family
April 28 - Siblings
May 26 - Foster Parent Appreciation!
June 23 - Survival Behaviors
July 28 - Visitation Behaviors
August 25 - Bridge Back To School
September 22 - Trauma
October 27 - Policy and Procedures

Each adult household member that attends receives 
1 credit hour towards the annual training requirement
and a certificate of completion

Child care and food provided

Plan to attend and see you there!

New dates added - Oklahoma Bridge Family Training Posted Date:  01/18/15

#Oklahoma Dept. of Human Services' pre-service resource parent training, Guiding Principles for Oklahoma Bridge Resource Families teaches foster and adoptive parents to understand how to work with the child’s birth family towards the goal of reunification; and, if reunification fails, Bridge is committed to raising/parenting the child.

This approach views foster care as a service provided to the child’s entire family. The resource families will meet both foster and adoptive program criteria; come from the same community as the child; and be willing to accept and agree to visitation and other types of contact with siblings, extended family and other important people in the child’s life.

Register today and call 918-488-0163
all classes at our Tulsa office:
7320 Yale Ave
Tulsa, OK 74136

Sat., Jan 24, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and again Thurs., Feb. 19
Session 1 "Children in Care"
Session 2 "Bridge Practice"
Session 3 "Culture and Connections"

Sat., Feb. 7 and Feb. 20
Session 4 "Understanding Development and Trauma"
Session 5 "Becoming More Trauma-Informed"
Session 6 "Positive Discipline"

Sat., Feb 21 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Session 7 "Crisis Intervention"
Session 8 "Characteristics of Successful Families"
Session 9 "Tying It All Together: Safety, Permanence, and Well-Being"

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