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KidsPeace Vineland, NJ, Foster Care Office Seeking Foster Parents

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KidsPeace Vineland, NJ, Foster Care Office Seeking Foster Parents

KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs opened a new office in Southern New Jersey in late January 2009. The FCCP office is located in the town of Vineland in Cumberland County, New Jersey.  The Vineland office places foster children in treatment homes not only in Cumberland County but also Atlantic, Cape May, Gloucester, and Salem Counties.

The office is in a rural area of Vineland between Atlantic and Cumberland counties and is surrounded by farmland and woods.  There is a middle school near by, and the downtown area is only fifteen minutes away. The Vineland office employs one Family Resource Specialist and will soon be hiring a casework supervisor and a part time nurse.
    
The Vineland program is working closely with KidsPeace Orchard Hills Campus to try to find appropriate homes for children from South Jersey who have been placed in KidsPeace residential treatment. The hope is that children can return to their home communities as quickly as possible. In particular, our Family Resource Specialist, Deborah Bontcue, is currently working hard to place two children from our main campus in Pennsylvania who have been referred for placement to the Vineland Office. One child is a fifteen-year-old African-American female who enjoys singing, dancing, and watching Disney movies. She is looking for a forever family to talk with her, go shopping and have fun together. There is a family that has been matched with her, and they are currently waiting to be licensed by the State. The other child who is in need of a treatment home placement is an eighteen-year-old male who enjoys arts and crafts and helping others and is very warm and kind.

The Vineland FCCP continues to look for loving, nurturing and patient families to care for older children with therapeutic needs in South Jersey. The program is not only looking for families for children from our main campus in Pennsylvania, but also for the many children in foster care in South Jersey who are looking to have a family to call their own.  If you are interested in getting more information or know someone who would be a fabulous treatment parent, please contact the KidsPeace FCCP Vineland Program:

      345 N. Lincoln Avenue
      Ste. A2, Box 12
      Vineland, NJ 08361
      856-794-9950
      856-794-9953 (fax)



 

KidsPeace 24th Annual Golf Tournament a Big Success

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June 22nd was a beautiful day in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania, and 159 community members, business people and KidsPeace associates came out to play golf and support the KidsPeace Children's Fund. This was the tournament's 24th year, and  the number of golfers broke all records. The event was held at the Lehigh Country Club, and the accommodations were wonderful. Golfers were served lunch and dinner and had the opportunity to bid on great items in the silent auction. Awards were given out during the dinner that followed.  Congratulations to the winning foursome of Nicholas Lukow, Michael Bednar, Wayne Sigler and Patrick McNealis. The event raised $104,000 for the KidsPeace Children’s Fund, which will be used to purchase items directly for our kids. Thanks to all who participated, the many volunteers who helped before and during the tournament and to the many local businesses that sponsored various aspects of the tournament and kindly donated time and funds to the cause. Our 25th annual tournament promises to be filled with surprises and special recognition of the many people who have helped this event be successful for a quarter century.

 
   
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