Thursday, August 25, 2016

Internship at the Respite Center program

Center for Families has an internship opportunity for those interested in child development and child care.  This is an unpaid position in our Respite Center program.  12-15 hours per week.


The Respite Center works with families in crisis. Our 24 hour service is built upon the belief that well timed breaks from the difficult job of being a parent can help keep a family together. We work with families when the parent/child bond is at risk due to stresses such as poverty, social isolation, alcohol and other drug abuse, physical and emotional ill health, family and community violence, or poor parenting skills. These stressors affect all members of the family, continuing or creating destructive multi-generational patterns. The Respite Center interrupts these patterns through the provision of quality child care, counseling, and crisis intervention.


Your duties as an intern will assist our child care specialist staff in caring for children from birth through fourteen years of age with a wide range of social, emotional, and physical needs. You will meet with our social work staff during training and weekly at staff meeting to learn how we ensure that every member of the family needs are identified and met. You will undergo at least 40 hours of internal training and work closely with all staff during your time here. You will attend staff meeting each week and have a training and intern supervisor to meet with as you go along. You and your supervisor will come up with a project that will help the Respite Center program and meet your academic goals.


If you are interested there are other training opportunities available to you during your time here that are outside of your scheduled hours that the Respite Center will finance such as Shaken Baby/ Sudden Infant Death training, Infant and Child training , CPR, and First Aid. If you take advantage of the extra training opportunities you will be qualified as an early child care teacher in a child care setting including the Respite Center.

For more details or to discuss internship, please contact Meg Miller at 608-729-1180 or via email at megm@centerforfamilies.org


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Seeking Substitute Childcare Specialist

Center for Families is seeking a Substitute Childcare Specialist for our Respite Center program.

This position requires a flexible schedule and includes day, overnight, and weekend hours.  Experience with children birth through 14 with diverse needs preferred.  Crisis intervention experience is a plus.


Contact Meg for additional information /application packet at 729-1180 or megm@centerforfamilies.org


The Respite Center is an equal opportunity employer.  Men, minorities and bi-lingual individuals are encouraged to apply.


Earn a donation for your cause by volunteering at The Brat Stand!

Center for Families is looking to partner with team to provide setup and tear down services* for our Brat Stand fundraiser happening during each UW Football home game. We need 6 to 8 people with the ability to bend, kneel, stand, and lift 40+ pounds. Each set-up and tear-down shift last approximately 1 hour (times vary based on kickoff times of the football games). Must be 18 or older.

Center for Families will gladly make a donation to your service group, or nonprofit of your choice, as a thank you for your partnership. If interested, please contact Julie at eventcoord@centerforfamilies.org. This is a first come/first serve opportunity as we would like to partner with one, maybe two, groups for the season and beyond.

*Duties include: unloading storage garage, setting up tent, serving area, tables, garbage cans, and fencing, hanging signage and other duties as needed.

Game dates are: 9/10, 9/17, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12 and 11/26.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Get To Know Us Open House


Join us for an informal Get-To-Know-Us Open House!  Learn the impact and outcomes of our programs, hear from families as they share their success stories, and meet our team.  Take a rare behind-the-scenes tour of our Respite Center program and our Play & Learn facility.  This event is free to attend and open to all.  RSVP required.

Date: TBD.  The July 2016 was cancelled due to low attendance.  We will reschedule for Fall 2016.

Center for Families is located at 2120 Fordem Avenue, Madison, WI  53704

Reserve your seat today!  julies@centerforfamilies.org or 608.729.1142.




Monday, May 2, 2016

17th Annual Child Abuse Prevention Golf Outing

Center for Families invites you to support and participate in the 17th Annual Child Abuse Prevention Golf Outing to benefit Center for Families’ efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect.  We support over 4,000 families yearly with parental support, home visiting, early childhood education and 24 hour respite/crisis child care.
Monday, June 27, 2016
**New Location for 2016!**
The Oaks Golf Course – Cottage Grove

10:30am Registration & Bloody Mary Bar 
11:00am Lunch | 12:15pm Shotgun Start
Enjoy sampling from Wisconsin Distributors on the course!
Post-play reception including: hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, & awards/prizes.

With your support, nearly $195,000 has been raised by this event to assist in the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.  Together, we can do more.

Until no families need us, we need you.


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Opportunities to Participate Include:

Corporate Sponsorship | $1,500 (two available)
Includes: Name and logo on welcome banner, brochures, and program. Option to have your representative welcome golfers. Recognition of your sponsorship during reception, one hole and one pin sponsorship included, tax incentives/benefits of corporate philanthropy.

Lunch Sponsorship | $1,000 (three available)
Includes: Name and logo on lunch banner, brochures, program, and one hole sponsorship, tax incentives/benefits of corporate philanthropy.

Reception Sponsorship | $1,000 (three available)
Includes: Name and logo on reception banner, brochures, program, and one hole sponsorship, tax incentives/benefits of corporate philanthropy.

Beverage Cart Sponsorship | $500 (two available)
Includes: Name and logo on one of two carts, brochures, program, and tax incentives/benefits of corporate philanthropy.
             
 Hole Sponsorship | $250 (18 available)
A sign will prominently display your company’s name and logo on the hole and displayed on each cart’s GPS screen upon reaching the sponsored hole.


Pin Sponsorship | $150 (18 available)
Your name & logo in one color on a pin flag.  Logo will also be displayed on each cart’s GPS screen upon reaching the sponsored pin. You can keep the flag after outing!

Foursome Sponsorship | $700 (25 available)
Includes 18 holes of golf, GPS cart, lunch,  and post-play reception with the chance to win great prizes!

Register online or request registration form and register/pay via check:
Center for Families – Attn: Julie Sheldon
2120 Fordem Avenue, Madison, WI  53704
Tel: 608.729.1142    Fax: 608.241.9621
*Checks payable to: Center for Families 

The Need for Support:

Over the past 30+ years, our various programs have brought support to more than 250,000 children and their families.  By supporting families in their time of need and providing vital parent education and resources, we are able to break the cycle of violence one family at a time.

In order to better serve the children and families facing abuse and neglect, we need your help.  100% of the proceeds from the Child Abuse Prevention Golf Outing will support our child abuse prevention programs – some of which are facing limited funding and budget cuts.  Your support can make an impact on our programs and help us respond to the needs of families in our community.

We thank you for joining us in our fight against child abuse and neglect.  On behalf of the families we serve, thank you for protecting every child’s right to grow up in safe and loving home.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Go Blue in April for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect


Did you know April is Prevent Child Abuse & Neglect Awareness Month?
 

Here are a few ways to get involved this month:

Monday, April 4, 2016 - Listen in to 89.8 WORT:

Join local experts Sharyl Kato (The Rainbow Project), Julie Ahnen (Dane County Dept. of Human Services) and Fay McClug (Center for Families) as they examine the issues regarding child abuse and neglect. The panel will also discuss support and prevention services and strategies. Sarah and Andrew Kerbel will join the program to tell their story and talk about their organization Seeds from Seeds.  More info at: http://www.wortfm.org/98951-2/





 

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - Wear Blue!


Join Center for Families and other supporting agencies by pledging to wear blue on Thursday, April 7th to help raise prevention awareness and take a stand against child abuse and neglect.


**Send a photo of yourself, co-workers, teams, friends and family wearing blue to eventcoord@centerforfamilies.org. Photos may be displayed on the Center for Families' Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages.**

At Center for Families, we believe that every child deserves to grow up in a safe, stable and nurturing environment. Children are the foundation of our society, our community and our future. When we focus on preventing child abuse and neglect, the results are better childhoods, leading to healthier adults and stronger communities.

Thank you for helping us take a stand against child abuse and neglect.


Saturday, April 9, 2016 - Bar Stool Open: Mini golf fundraiser

Mini Golf at Bars. Need we say more? 4 people to a team with a cost of $40 ($10/person). All proceeds go to Center for Families of Wisconsin & Local Lion's Club charities.

To volunteer:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4caaab2babfa7-2016

To play in the event, register here: http://www.isthmustickets.com/events/31445658/6th-annual-bud-light-barstool-open




Thursday, April 21, 2016 - Paint the Town Blue


Join us in celebrating the promise of a safe and secure future for Dane County children - and support the work of Center for Families. Our programs are in the forefront of child abuse prevention by providing parent support, home visiting, early childhood education and respite/crisis child care. We currently serve more than 5,000 local children and their families.
Together we can help prevent child abuse.


Paint the Town Blue
April 21, 2016
6:00-8:30pm
Madison Children's Museum

 


ENJOY:

• Fabulous food from Market Street Catering and Open Bar (beer, wine, and signature BLUE cocktail).
• Exploring the Madison Children’s Museum (event is ages 21+ only, please).
• Painting a tile that will be displayed at Center for Families.
• Bidding on auction items and purchasing “Strokes of Support” to help fund our family strengthening programs.
• Performing your own BLUE sensory experiment to take home.
• Learning about the valuable work that we are doing and how YOUR support impacts our mission.



*Attire is fun and casual for crafting and exploration! In keeping with our theme, please try to include a bit of BLUE in what you wear to symbolize your support for parental support & education and child abuse prevention.*

RSVP TODAY

Admission is $55/person or $100 for two. Reservations can be made online at www.centerforfamilies.org/PTTB  or by sending a check payable to Center for Families – 2120 Fordem Avenue, Madison WI  53704.  No tickets will be issued; registration will be confirmed at the door. Due to open bar, ages 21+ only, please. Please RSVP By April 15, 2016.


All proceeds go to support the programs of the Center for Families in its work to strengthen families and to prevent child abuse in Dane County.





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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Pledge to Wear Blue on Thursday, April 7, 2016





April is National Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Month. Join Center for Families and other supporting agencies by pledging to wear blue on Thursday, April 7th to help raise prevention awareness and take a stand against child abuse and neglect.

Send a photo of yourself, co-workers, teams, friends and family wearing blue to eventcoord@centerforfamilies.org.  Photos may be displayed on the Center for Families' Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages.



We believe that every child deserves to grow up in a safe, stable and nurturing environment. Children are the foundation of our society, our community and our future. When we focus on preventing child abuse and neglect, the results are better childhoods, leading to healthier adults and stronger communities.

Thank you for helping us take a stand against child abuse.