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Goals for 2010:

Celebrating opening of new office with ribbon cutting sponsored by the Glendale Chamber of Commerce.

ribbon cutting

Attending: Don Rinehart (President/Glendale Chamber), Harry Shapiro (VP Glendale Chamber), Gregg Maxwell (VP Controller Safeway), Sylvester Ajagbe (Founder: AFSJ-CYS), Melissa Zeller (Child Protective Service Community Liaison), Board Members, Mentors & Trainers.

Establish Community Connections with other Non-Profits, Educators, Community/ Business Leaders, and Providers

Build Donation Base through Grants, Individual and Corporate Donations

Provide Excellent and Timely service for families/youth/in need of services to assist them with successful unification and independent living skills.

Family Unification Support Services joined the Passage Transition Coalition for Foster Youth and became a new resource on the Foster Youth Website 411.

Collaborated with Childhelp USA by providing parenting classes to group home youth/teen parents/at-risk youth.

Collaborated with umom daycare shelter for families experiencing homelessness and those affected by domestic violence. Provided therapeutic support, parent education and mentoring to at-risk youth.

Provided Individual, Family and Group Therapy to families referred by Child Protective Caseworkers who are working toward the goal of unification.

Provided classes designed to meet the needs of families whose children are currently residing out of the home and under State care. Classes focused on parent education, assertive vs. aggressive communication, conflict resolution and self-care.

Paired community and business leaders with at-risk youth through the mentoring program.

Made the Top-Rated Non-Profits List for Children and Families for 2010. See reviews at:


Goals for 2011-2012:

Continue building successful collaborations with community and business leaders, non-profits, foundations and funders.

Continue to build our donation base through individual donations and community corporate grants.

Continue to provide timely, quality service to professionals and the families/youth they serve.

Develop a larger network of community and professional leaders to provide mentoring and job skills/employment to at-risk youth.

Build a library of parent training tools and resources. We currently need educational parenting materials / parent workbooks to expand our ability to support families when a parent is incarcerated, families of divorce, families impacted by domestic violence and homelessness. (See our Wish List for needed resources)