Tag: support

My Weird Foster Parents

by
Jazzlynne Allensworth, FCNI TAY-FAP Administrator
November, 12, 2020 -

The first morning I stayed with the people who became my Legal Guardians, I rolled out of bed to find the father figure in the kitchen gracefully sprinkling garlic salt on a mound of potatoes and eggs, serendating them with his own rendition of “I Feel Pretty.” He looked like a cross between a retired football player and Hagrid from Harry Potter, but sang like a gigantic angel. ([To this day,] I’ve secretly thought of him as my Fairy Godfather). He has always called me, “Pumpkin” and used phrases like, “diglty dangit” when frustrated.

The Journey of Wraparound

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Sarah Davenport, FCNI Director, and Yeji Lee, FCNI Social Work Intern
August, 12, 2020 -

I’ll go ahead and admit it. Wraparound is my favorite program of FCNI’s. I just love it. I love that it is truly a collaborative effort that involves a lot of different agencies--the Department of Social Services, FCNI, Behavioral Health, schools, probation, as well as individuals who are hand-selected by families to be part of their support team.

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.

Did You Fill Your Cup Today?

by
Tanya Winje, FCNI Program Supervisor
March, 11, 2020 -

“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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