Upcoming Events

Hero For A Day
by Melissa









A Family For Every Child's first annual A Hero For A Day event will be on Sunday, April 6, 2014. On this day, boys ages 2-18 will be treated like a hero. This event is designed to raise awareness for foster children in Oregon and make all boys feel special.


Heroes (children) should arrive on time to pick up their passport and meet their assigned captain. All Heroes must wear clothing that allows them to run, jump, climb, and play. Tennis shoes are required.


A Hero for a Day is free for foster boys and $50 for community boys. This will help supplement the cost of the event. After registering you will receive your ticket two weeks prior to the event. During the last two weeks of registration, registrants should pick up their tickets at the event.



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.


Princess for a Day Event
by Melissa


The Princess for a Day event on Sunday, March 2, 2014 This is a special day for Oregon girls 2-18 to be treated like a princess for a day. It is designed to be a gift for foster children in the community as well as to raise awareness of local foster children.


The day of princess pampering will include:



  • tea party lunch

  • hair and makeup

  • photo shoot

  • princess outfit to keep


To register your princess go to their website at: Princess For A Day Registration


February FAAPA Meeting-Trauma Based Behavior Issues
by Melissa

Our February FAAPA meeting will take place on Monday February 17th. We meet at Garden Way Church from 6:30-8pm. Doors open at 6pm and free child care is provided. Garden Way Church is located at 231 North Garden Way off of Harlow Road. You will receive 1 and 1/2 training hours of credit for attending our training. Chris Sterling will be answering questions and addressing common trauma based behavior issues in foster and adopted children.


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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


Bags of Love for new Placements
on 2/4/14by Melissa


Did you get a new placement? 
Please call Teresa Woosley for a bag of LOVE at 541-870-2117 

Each Bag of Love contains essential items of immediate need and is age and gender appropriate for each child. The contents of the bag provide a diversion from the scary time they find themselves in as well as comfort with the quilt and stuffed animal in each bag.

Infants-2 years
• Handcrafted bag
• Handcrafted small quilt
• Toiletry Items
• Toys: (age & gender appropriate) 
• Clothing: (age & gender appropriate) 

Toddlers Ages 3-4 
• Handcrafted bag
• Handcrafted quilt
• Toiletry Items
• Toys: (age & gender appropriate)
• Clothing: (age & gender appropriate) 

Children Ages 5-17 
• Handcrafted bag
• Handcrafted quilt
• Toiletry Items: 
• Toys: (age & gender appropriate) 
• Clothing: (age & gender appropriate) 
• School bag: paper, spiral notebook, scissors, ruler, pencils, eraser, glue, crayons/colored pencils/markers, pencil sharpener

*“Toys” for any age may include: Cards, games, cars, dolls, puzzles, craft kits, jewelry, key chains, hackey sacks, notecards, journals, & miscellaneous items from boxes.


Receive updates on DHS policy changes
on 1/21/14by Melissa

Did you know that you can sign up to receive email notifications when DHS updates new policies on their website? Just go to this link and sign up!


Sign Up for Updates