GPS is Growing

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in family support, family support organization, GPS for Youth and Families, King County, King County FSO, nonprofit administration, sustainable family support organization | Comments Off on GPS is Growing

Lead Parent Partner Janice Schutz  For more than a decade Janice has been advocating for a daughter who has struggled with mental, emotional and behavioral challenges. “Through problem-solving, with the help of family and friends, and guidance from caring professionals, we have met these challenges and successfully overcome numerous obstacles,” she says. “Throughout this time, I have worked steadfastly to educate myself and build a network of contacts in order to help other families like ours.”Janice brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her position at GPS. She began...

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SUMMER FUN – Ideas for Kids and Families in South King County

Posted by on Jun 15, 2013 in family support, foster care, foster teens, GPS for Youth and Families, King County, King County FSO, young adults | Comments Off on SUMMER FUN – Ideas for Kids and Families in South King County

Here are some fun ideas and places for you and your family to explore this summer. Parks and Recreation Departments The following organizations offer a wide variety of arts, sports, recreation, and community integration programs. The Kent,  Auburn and Renton recreation departments offer programs designed especially for children and adults with special needs. Kent Parks and Recreation  www.ci.kent.wa.us/ParksandRecreation/Adaptive RecreationPhone: 253-856-5000  525 41   Avenue North, Kent, WA 98032The Adaptive Recreation Division of Kent Parks and Recreation offers a full range of...

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MUSINGS from Susan’s Desk

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in executive director, family support, family support organization, GPS for Youth and Families, King County, King County FSO, sustainable family support organization, young adults, youth peers | Comments Off on MUSINGS from Susan’s Desk

 A Time for Debunking Myths, Exposing Stigmas, Making Progress                 In the twelve days since President Obama signed a proclamation making May, 2013 National Mental Health Awareness Month, I’ve been encouraged by news of progress being made in our state and in our country.  Washington state lawmakers passed a bipartisan package of wide-scope mental health bills that will ease crisis-level access to inpatient psychiatric care, reduce delays for mentally ill patients awaiting trial and give school staff better training to spot suicidal students.  In Washington,...

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Does Your Child Drink?

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in family support, family support organization, foster care, foster teens, GPS for Youth and Families, King County, King County FSO, sustainable family support organization, young adults, youth peers | Comments Off on Does Your Child Drink?

Please Join Us for Dinner and a Panel Discussion on Underage Drinking and Alcohol Abuse  REGISTER HERE Tuesday, May 14th, 20136:00-7:30 PMRenton Community CenterBanquet Room1713 Maple Valley HwyRenton, 98057 FREE EVENT Includes a Family Dinner Parents, Grandparents, and Teens will be on the panel telling us their stories, what they found helps and what doesn’t along the road to recovery, resilience and wellness. Panel Discussion is appropriate for youth ages 12-18 and their guardians. Seating is limited. MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND.  This project is supported by the King County...

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In the News

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 in family support, family support organization, GPS for Youth and Families, King County, King County FSO, sustainable family support organization, young adults, youth peers | Comments Off on In the News

Guided Pathways -Support for Youth and Families is in the news today!The Kent Reporter has an article about GPS and about the Family Fitness Jam.Check it out: http://www.kentreporter.com/community/203506381.htmlAlso:Lifetime Television will premiere Call Me Crazy, a series of interconnected short films that deal with the subject of mental illness, tomorrow, April 20th at 8:00 PM. The two hour movie event is five short stories named after each title character – Lucy, Eddie, Allison, Grace, and Maggie – powerful relationships built on hope and triumph give viewers a new...

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Art Show Winners

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in Art Show, family support organization, GPS for Youth and Families, King County FSO, young adults | Comments Off on Art Show Winners

We are holding an Art Show each quarter and showcasing the submitted art on the wall in our living room and here, on the website.  Up to four selected artists whose creation most uniquely represents that quarter’s theme will receive a special gift to share with his/her family and/or best friend.  This month our winners received a $25 Gift Certificate. This quarter’s theme was: Me and My Family Me and My Best Friend The winners of this quarter’s Art Show are: Vivian, 4 years old  Sharliene, 17 years old, attends Penn Foster High School  Thank...

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