Questions are a lifelong struggle for children who have come through the foster care system. In this edition, our guest blogger, foster mom and former Office Mom discusses the struggle of raising kids with a redacted history.
[Vancouver, WA] – Office Moms & Dads, a local nonprofit serving children entering foster care, has been awarded a $25,000 Focus Grant from the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington. These funds will be leveraged with in-kind work from Hint Consulting (a local software developer) to create and implement an app that will greatly enhance the organization’s ability to orchestrate and support volunteers working with foster kids.
WASHOUGAL — On Tuesday evening, flour and colorful sprinkles were strewn on the Bumalas’ kitchen counter as they worked together to bake sugar cookies ahead of their annual Thanksgiving feast, which will also include a 21-pound turkey.
A few weeks ago, the Seattle Times published an article in their “Project Homelessness” section illustrating the problem our foster care system is facing with a lack of foster homes to place children in. According to a report released from the Washington Family and Children’s Ombuds, in King and a few northern counties, the overall nights that foster children had to spend in hotels was more than 1,000 in the year between Sep 2017 and Aug 2018!
In August, 2018, OMD received a $40,000 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust to begin formalizing fundraising efforts and strategically build a model for sustainable, strategic growth.
Vancouver-based nonprofit Office Moms & Dads (OMD) is proud to announce their Clark County Volunteer Coordinator, Darcy Blankenship, is to be a recipient of the Peter R. Marsh Foundation’s Silent Servant Award
OMD team gets interviewed on local TV station NCWLife
“On mission and on task: 2017 brought about exciting changes to the OMD organization.”
The Lynnwood, Wa Office Moms & Dads, together with Sowing Roots and Fostering Together, are hosting a gigantic holiday party for foster kids this December!
As I navigated the maze of cubicles hung with beautiful quilts, I donned a black apron embroidered with “Office Mom” in purple.