Community Initiatives

Grand Families

by Eleven 16. August 2013 12:06

Children’s Service Society is committed to meeting the growth and developmental needs of children, fostering quality child care, and promoting positive relationships in biological, adoptive, and kinship families without regard to ethnicity, race, income, gender, age, or religion.  Grandfamilies provides classes, activities, support groups, advocacy and crisis intervention for families throughout the State of Utah. 

For more information about Grandfamilies and the programs they provide, click here.   

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American Red Cross - Utah Region

by Eleven 16. August 2013 11:31

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.  The Utah Region of the American Red Cross is part of the largest and most diverse service organization in the United States. They serve more than 2.8 million people and cover nearly 85,000 square miles spanning 29 counties.  They also provide food and shelter in emergencies, assist members of our armed forces and their families, teach lifesaving skills, and more. All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people.

To learn how you can contribute and learn more about the American Red Cross in Utah, click here.  

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United Angels Foundation

by Eleven 15. August 2013 12:45

The United Angels Foundation (UAF) is a non-profit, parent-to-parent support group. The primary mission of the foundation is to support parents and families of children with special needs through three main focuses: Interaction, Education, and Resources. Examples of these includes: newborn visits, parent lunches, online chat forums, youth and family activities, parent education seminars, and much more. As our name indicates, we view these special children as Angels. UAF believes that the most effective way to support these Angels is by supporting the parents and guardians who are raising them. We believe that creating a collaborative and inclusive environment will ultimately help to promote the healthy development of the individual child. Parent- to-parent support can be the key to helping a new parent understand and embrace the opportunities and challenges a child with special needs brings into their life.

To learn more information about the United Angels Foundation, visit their website at www.unitedangelsfoundation.org

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KBYU Ready to Learn

by Eleven 15. August 2013 11:45

KBYU Eleven Ready To Learn® video parenting workshops help parents raise healthy children. The 12 workshops present key steps in your child's development, demonstrate how to combine media with reading, and hands-on activities to enhance your child's learning. The companion Participation Notebook has many wonderful teaching tools and simple suggestions for enriching your child's environment. Topics include music, math, emotions, and reading readiness. Learn more, watch our workshops, and download free activity guides


For more information about KBYU's Ready to Learn Program, visit the KBYU Website by clicking here.  

 

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Help Me Grow Foundation

by Eleven 15. August 2013 11:09

Help Me Grow is a FREE information line connecting families to community resources and child development information. Help Me Grow in Utah provides information on general child development and parenting topics, referrals to community resources including early intervention agencies, family therapy, literacy programs, parenting classes and recreational opportunities.  Other services provided by Help Me Grow include developmental screening questionnaires and care coordination.  Help Me Grow Utah serves children 0-8 years-old who live in Salt Lake and Utah Counties.  

For more information about Help Me Grow Utah, please visit their website.  

 

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