Community Interview Results – Part 1: Key Themes

Posted by on Mar 28, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Community Interview Results – Part 1: Key Themes

More than 50 individuals sat down with us and contributed their perspectives on the creation of the Family Support Organization. From December – February we talked to parents, youth leaders, small and large youth and family service organizations, funders, and representatives of the other family-serving systems including DCFS, Developmental Disabilities, Juvenile Court, community mental health agencies, and schools. The interviews helped us assess the community’s understanding of the value of a family- run organization, and the priorities and challenges for the new...

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Board Selection Work Starts

Posted by on Mar 7, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Board Selection Work Starts

We are excited! As the February 29th deadline approached we received a flurry of applications. A very passionate and talented group of 20 people have applied to serve on the FSO founding board. The applicants come from all geographic areas of King County and range in age from mid-20’s to late 60’s, with the majority of applicants experienced with parenting a child with mental health and/or substance abuse issues. The pool reaches into a wide range of communities representing the diversity of King County.  A number of applicants have served on a non-profit board, and a majority has...

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