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The Friends of Families with Children in Crisis Foundation
Lake Arrowhead, CA

News from The Friends of Families
with Children in Crisis Foundation

James Powell, PhD
Brandi Elliott

January 7, 2010

As we conclude the holiday season we are reminded of the importance of family and friends. Even though we continue to find ourselves in challenging economic times, The Foundation has been blessed with generous donations enabling us to continue forward in our goal of assisting families. Thank you for your continued support in our efforts to help families with children in crisis. Without you we would not be able to help families in need.

A Few 2009 Accomplishments:
We received a generous seed donation from Bruce and Sharon, alumni New Leaf Academy, Oregon parents which allowed us to establish a targeted fund specifically for New Leaf Academy in Oregon.

We have been able to continue our collaboration with the Monarch Alumni Association in providing additional targeted support for Monarch School families.

We were encouraged to have one of our benefiting families complete their journey with Bromley Brook School, Vermont. Realizing our mission in such a joyous way gives us momentum and peace of mind knowing another family has been helped.

Clark Behavioral Loans has pledged a generous monthly donation to our general fund, affirming their mission of helping families find the funds needed to support their struggling teens.

How you can support The Foundation and together we can make a difference!
If you are a participation program that has been blessed with targeted fund giving, please consider matching donations made on your behalf.

If you are a participating program and have not yet had a target fund established benefiting your program, contact us at
We welcome an opportunity to make a presentation at your family/parent conferences. We know making personal connections with families is a great way to share our commitment and passion for helping.

By enabling us to do a mailing to your current and alumni families we are able to connect directly with those who know firsthand how challenging it is to have a child in crisis, and how program completion can make such a difference.

If you are a referring professional, please allow us to introduce ourselves to current and alumni clients. The more opportunities we have to share our passion and mission, the more families can benefit. Direct mailings, email campaigns and attendance at parent support groups are all opportunities to spread the word about The Foundation.

Finally, if you are an individual able to help please consider a donation to our general fund:

Does your employer offer matching funds opportunities for charitable giving?
Does your civic or service club have donation opportunities for member charities?

As you consider your giving options, please keep us in mind. We are a non-profit corporation designated as a 501(c) (3) charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Please take a moment to visit our website at for more information or a donation fund.

We are looking forward to 2010 with optimism and a renewed sense of purpose and urgency.

We would like to wish you all a blessed and prosperous New Year.

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