Tag: Be The Difference

Be the Difference

by
Jim Roberts, CEO/Founder
April, 8, 2021 -

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson 

The Power of One

by
Jim Roberts, CEO/Founder of FCNI
March, 31, 2021 -

When I speak about the ‘Power of One,’ I am not referring to the book written by Bryce Courtenay or the movie based on it. I am referring to the profound impact one individual can make that can reverberate exponentially to the benefit of many. This is not some catchy philosophy; it is a fact of nature. When I plant one green bean seed I yield dozens of green bean pods which produce hundreds of seeds. So too, when one plants a seed of care, compassion, concern, hope or encouragement, the same potential for fruition exists.

Have you Heard about the FAM?

by
Eryka Santoyo, FCNI Manager of Resources Engagement
February, 24, 2021 -

Family Care Network’s mission is to “enhance the wellbeing of children and families in partnership with our community.’ If we didn’t partner with our community, we would not be able to provide the full array of services that we do. As such, we offer a variety of opportunities for the community to partner with us, and each one has a direct and positive impact on the lives of those we serve. 

The Decline

by
Jim Roberts, CEO/Founder
May, 27, 2020 -

World War II is an ugly stain on human history. Millions of lives were lost as a result of the lust for power, sick ideology, blatant disregard for the sanctity of life, and the dehumanization of others. Nonetheless, it served as a rallying point for mobilizing the USA and our allies to vanquish evil and renew a sense of stability and sanity. 

Stronger Together

by
Eryka Santoyo, FCNI Supervisor
April, 15, 2020 -

I am so grateful to be a part of the Central Coast community. Even in the midst of these unprecedented times, with uncertainty reaching every corner of our lives, we have come together to support one another. Ever since the COVID-19 health crisis hit us locally, I have seen some amazing examples of generosity and compassion.

Embracing Vulnerability & Strengthening Resilience

by
Kate Patterson, FCNI Staff
March, 27, 2020 -

Well, I think it's safe to say a lot of us did not expect to find ourselves here. Asked to stay at home and practice “social distancing”… and really do nothing but that. Maybe we’re getting outside for some fresh air, becoming tele-communication masters, tapping into our creativity, or, for some, starting to connect with parts of ourselves we’ve kept shuttered away for a long time.

Empowering Youth through Community

by
Robyn Brinkerhoff, FCNI Mentor Program Coordinator
January, 22, 2020 -

“We all need someone who inspires us to do better than we know how.” 

Why am I so passionate about mentoring? 

To Be the Difference, You’re Gonna Have to get MOVING!

Miracle Miles for Kids
May, 4, 2015

It’s a new month…and it’s not just any ol’ month—it’s May! At Family Care Network, May is one of our favorite months. Why? Because every day in May (all 31 one of ‘em) we get to two celebrate two important National Awareness Campaigns—National Foster Care and National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. You may think that these two campaigns really have very little to do with each other. But guess what? You’d be wrong. Because this May, FCNI is hosting its 12th Annual Miracle Miles for Kids 10K Walk/Run.

How Being the Difference Makes the Difference to Me

A Social Worker’s Story
by
Kaitie Cruse, Social Worker for FCNI
March, 16, 2015

For me, all that is worthy in the world begins with families who function holistically—loving families who raise healthy children. In contrast, all that is awry in the world begins with families who lack the skills or resources to find wellness and struggle to meet each other’s needs, especially the needs of their children. Through my journey, I found Social Work to be the most effective and meaningful path by which I could support and empower at-risk and high-needs families; it is the role that is most authentic to who I am and what I value.

How Being the Difference, Makes the Difference to Me

FCNI’s CFO Shares Her Story
by
Bobbie Boyer, CFO
February, 23, 2015

When I was asked to write a blog [this being my first one ever] about why I work for the Family Care Network and try to “be the difference,” I was apprehensive, because the reason is very personal for me.  It is something I have shared with very few people.  Most of the people I work closely with at Family Care Network don’t know the reason for my commitment to this agency.  Up until right now, I have chosen to share my story only with my closest friends and family.  I guess I have been afraid of being judged; hopefully a very unrealistic fear.  So, here’s my sto

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