Grandparent’s Day is Sunday, September 13 and we at Boost a Foster Family want to take this opportunity to do a BIG Shout Out to all our kinship foster families headed by a grandparent…or Great Grandparent!. Meet Maria W. who is raising three of her grandchildren alone in Gilbert. We first received a referral for…Read More
Published on 1/10/2020, Lee Shappell of the Wrangler News interviewed Boost Board member, Alice Burba By Lee Shappell You’ve scraped by but you’ve given your children a good, stable home. You’ve done your best to raise them with values that they’ll need to be successful in life. Unfortunately, your adult children had difficulty finding the way, and suddenly…Read More
The temperature is not the only thing on the rise right now! Our number of requests for items and services continues to go up and we are happy to see an increase coming directly from DCS workers across
the state as well as those serving through the Gila River and Pascua Yaqui Tribal Social Services!
Patrick O’Donnell served in education for thirty-six years, nineteen as an administrator. He was hired as Superintendent of Schools for the Sioux Center Community Schools in July of 2002. Prior to his position in the Sioux Center Community Schools Patrick served as Principal in the Humboldt Community Schools, Associate Principal in the Mason City Schools,…Read More
In Arizona, of the nearly 19,000 children are placed in out-of-home care, 45% are placed with kin — family members who have stepped up to care for these children during this time of crisis. Many of these kin families (often grandparents and great grandparents) are on a fixed incomes and struggle financially to meet the…Read More