Upcoming Events

Sunday Funday Free Events
by Melissa

A Family For Every Child wants to invite the foster families involved in FAAPA to their Sunday Funday events.


The next Sunday Funday will take place on February 9 from 1-4pm. The activities will include cupcake decorating, valentine making, bingo, make your own "pink slime", and a leather bracelet making activity. There will also be the usual marble races, reading station, collage, and toy areas.


Every Sunday Funday takes place at St. Thomas Episcopal Church located at 1465 Coburg Rd., Eugene 97401.


If you have any questions, please contact the Mentor Program Director, Caitlin Baird, at caitlin@afamilyforeverychild.org or call (541) 343-2856.


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Advanced Care of at Risk Infants Training Class
on 4/23/14by Melissa

Advanced Care of At Risk Infants is scheduled for this Saturday(April 26th) from 9:00 to 4:00 here at Gateway. The trainer, Mary Ellen Riley, is TERRIFIC. We only have 7 people registered so I'm hoping you can get the word out to all the folks who need training hours and could make it. You can email Tricia Brown directly at if you would like to come. Send you names, email addresses and phone numbers to Tricia Brown, Trainer/Certifier at (541) 726-6644 x2233 or email patricia.brown@state.or.us


All in One Summer Pass for Kids
on 4/23/14by Melissa

A special deal this summer for kids in the Eugene-Springfield area that lets them skate, swim and possibly bowl a strike, all for one price.


It’s called the 1Pass and anyone under the age of 18 can get one for $50. The pass gets kids on any LTD bus and into any Willamalane facility. That includes Camp Putt, Splash!, and the swim center.


Also partnering with LTD and Willamalane: The Eugene Emeralds, Skate World, the Springfield Museum, and Timber Bowl.


Organizers at LTD say the idea is to keep kids active and help them enjoy the different activities around town for an affordable price.


Link to News Story


When your foster child has an Open Medical Card
on 3/27/14by Melissa

When a child does not have a managed care plan (Trillium) for physical health coverage they have DMAP fee for service (open card). Below are resources:


DMAP Care Coordinator 1-800-562-4620


can: * Help find a provider


        * 24 hour Nurse Advise Line


        * Access to Health Coaches


        * provide customer service for question about coverage and access to care


healthgrades.com


A VERY useful tool to find providers that will accept the open card- under insurance chose MEDICAID


when you find a primary care provider here you do not need to get prior authorization to use simply call for a appt.


You can Call/email Kristy Bailey at any time with questions/issues! (541) 726-6644 ext. 2276 or email her at kristy.m.bailey@state.or.us


When your foster child has an Open Medical Card
on 3/27/14by Melissa

When a child does not have a managed care plan (Trillium) for physical health coverage they have DMAP fee for service (open card). Below are resources:


DMAP Care Coordinator 1-800-562-4620


can: * Help find a provider


        * 24 hour Nurse Advise Line


        * Access to Health Coaches


        * provide customer service for question about coverage and access to care


healthgrades.com


A VERY useful tool to find providers that will accept the open card- under insurance chose MEDICAID


when you find a primary care provider here you do not need to get prior authorization to use simply call for a appt.


You can Call/email Kristy Bailey at any time with questions/issues! (541) 726-6644 ext. 2276 or email her at kristy.m.bailey@state.or.us


DHS Performance Survey
on 3/20/14by Melissa

Dear DHS Stakeholders and Advocates: 


We have identified stakeholder and advocate engagement as one of the agency's most important outcomes.  The first survey was conducted in Spring of 2013.  To assess our current performance in this area, we would like to request your participation in a short survey that can be completed in less than two minutes.  This feedback will be invaluable to DHS in assessing our current performance and identifying opportunities for improvement.  The survey can be accessed at: Survey


The survey is intended to measure DHS’ engagement with its stakeholder and advocate community in the following program areas: 


- Aging and People with Disabilities Programs


- Child Welfare Programs


- Intellectual/ Developmental Disability Programs


- Self Sufficiency Programs


- Vocational Rehabilitation Programs