May 2014
General Membership Meeting and
Continuing Education Training

2014 Foster Parent Appreciation Event!

- The Power of One! –

Presented by

The Ventura County Foster Parent Association
Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9pm


Join us for our annual foster parent appreciation event!

You are the One that Can Make a Difference!

May is National Foster Care Month—a time to acknowledge the foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections.

The foster, adoptive and kinship community of Ventura County have big hearts and are always willing to open their hearts and homes to help the children of our county. Perhaps you feel your time and resources are so limited you couldn’t possibly be making a difference. You couldn’t be more wrong! Come and find out what is going on in our community!

ONE child matched with ONE family makes a difference in ONE life!

6:30 TO 7:00 — Meet and greet with some of the professional organizations that support foster children, kinship families and adoption families. Raffle prizes and delicious food and drinks.

7:00 TO 9:00 — Annual meeting with special surprise guests, door prizes & free books for all ages and fun for the entire family

Child Care: Will be provided for free for those attending who RSVP by contacting Channel Islands Social Services at 805.384.0983 no later than Monday, March 17, 2014

When: Thursday May 15, 2014 from 6:30 to 9:00pm

Where: Living Oaks Church, Kids and Students Center, 1077 Business Center Circle, Newbury Park, CA

Have a Question?: Contact Dr. Kim Lockwood – 805.657.5655

Google Maps:


Exiting 101 Freeway South

Exit Wendy Drive – Turn right at end of off-ramp which will bring you back over the freeway. Make left at next traffic signal. Make immediate left onto Grande Vista Drive. Make right on Business Center Circle and the Kids and Students Center will be on your left at 1077 Business Center Circle.

Exiting 101 Freeway North

Exit Wendy Drive – Continue straight through intersection at the end of off-ramp. Once through the intersection, make immediate left onto Grande Vista Drive. Make right on Business Center Circle and Kids and Students Center will be on your left at 1077 Business Center Circle.

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Sometimes a new look is a good thing

We took the opportunity to give the VCFPA a whole new online look when we had to make some technical changes to our site over the last week. As you can see we have made some significant changes.

Here are just a few of the great features in our new site:

- This site is “Responsive”. That means that if you go to on your mobile phone or tablet the site will automatically detect what you are using and change the format and layout of the site to easily fit your screen.

- New Calendar – We have completely overhauled the way that our calendar and events work. Check it out using the link above.

- Donate to our Causes! This new site is structured to help you easily understand what causes and programs we are passionate about. Once you have the information that you need you can easily make a donation.

- Streamlined Membership Application – We have made some changes to our online membership application so that it is easier to read and understand. You can join the VCFPA in just three simple steps.

All of the other great features from our old site still exist. Don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or suggestions. Most importantly – enjoy!

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