Tuesday, February 9, 2016

New & Awesome Stuff Happening in Foster Care of Mesa County

Foster Care of Mesa County has been busy over the past few months! Beginning last summer, a new organization called Fostering Hope was developed. Fostering Hope is a collaboration of Foster Care of Mesa County, Partners and CASA. Each group has a need for volunteers to help children. The members of Fostering Hope recognized that some people are ready to mentor, some have the time to be a CASA advocate and others are all in to be a foster care parent. From that realization, Fostering Hope collaboration was born. Fostering Hope has been co-hosting events to recruit and share those 
volunteers throughout the past several months. 
As a part of this new collaboration, Foster Care of Mesa County has stepped up their efforts to recruit more foster care parents. To assist in that effort Foster Care of Mesa County has a new video and a new webpage. Both the webpage and video offer excellent insight on how and why one might become a foster parent. Please consider sharing the video and links with anyone you know who might be interested in either being a foster parent, mentor or advocate. That someone might be YOU! Foster Care of Mesa COunty can also be reached at 970 248 2794.

Friday, February 5, 2016

MESA COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT TRI-PARTITE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

MESA COUNTY
COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT TRI-PARTITE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Date: Friday, February 12, 2016
Time: 11:00-1:00
Location: MCDHS, 510 29 ½ Road
  
AGENDA

 Approve October 8 and October 15 minutes from subcommittee meetings with grant applicants
2.      Update on status of grants to Hilltop Family First and Partnership for Children and Families
3.      Review of bylaws, with a focus on staggering terms, public posting of meetings, conflict of interest, a procedure for removal and replacement of Advisory Committee members, and a discussion regarding alternate committee members.
4.      Annual Progress Update
a.       DOLA Update – New Organizational Standards
b.      Financial Update
c.       Audit Update
5.      Review of DHS Mission Statement and alignment with CSBG program
6.      2016 Meeting Schedule
a.       Friday, May 13, 11am – 1pm
b.      Friday, Sept 9, 11am – 1pm
c.       Friday, Dec 9, 11am – 1pm
7.      Other Business

8.      Adjourn