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2019 Spring reACH Magazine

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reACH SPRING 2019 ISSUE The DALLAS COWBOYS Discover ACH ACH s Wedgwood Campus Playground Gets an Extreme Makeover with Help from Ford and the NFL Page 6 She Had Them at Hello OCOK Momentum Continues Surveying the Streets Shelter Kids Win An ACH adoption specialist helps a family on their quest to adopt which fills their lives with absolute joy Through Our Community Our Kids ACH pioneered community based care in Texas and continues to lead the way ACH once again participates in the annual homeless count to help determine the number of youth on our streets An art project in our Youth Emergency Shelter wins first place at the Fort Worth Stock Show Page 4 Page 10 Page 14 Page 23

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reACH 2 reACH Spring 2019 ISSUE CONTENTS Counting on Each Other 3 Robert Half Takes O Volunteering to Heart 4 She Had Them at Hello 6 ACH s Wedgwood Campus Playground Gets an Extreme Makeover 8 The Farm that Grew Into Wedgwood 9 Celebrating the Small Successes 10 Community Based Care Bringing Kids Home 12 2018 Annual Report 14 Surveying the Streets 15 Leading the Way 16 Lend A Hand 18 Rockin in a Winter Wonderland Update 20 Donor Recognition ne of the beliefs that drives our work at ACH is knowing that the community is counting on us to get it right We know that when circumstances lead a child or a family to ACH they need us to be ready and prepared to help Being responsive to community needs requires ongoing effort and we are excited about recent achievements in many areas of our agency Our Community Our Kids OCOK began pioneering Community Based Care in 2014 to address the state s beleaguered foster care system Our proven performance led to state wide adoption of this local approach to child welfare As other regions come online we continue to lead the way OCOK helps new contractors adopt best practices while encouraging proper funding interoperable data systems and continued expansion This is the 20th year ACH has served the community through the Safe Place program Safe Place is a locally administrated national program that provides immediate help and safety for young people in harm s way ACH s Pat O Neal Youth Emergency Shelter the only shelter of its kind in Tarrant County joins QuikTrip as one of many Safe Place locations in our area Our STAR program Services To At Risk youth has increased services in Tarrant Johnson Hill Parker and Palo Pinto counties We have surpassed several records related to service utilization including providing over 675 sessions in just one month And last year our Real Help for Real Life program provided 6 286 hours of free counseling The value of this counseling by both English and Spanish speaking professionals was worth more than 1 million We are also on track to soon open an innovative new concept in Residential Treatment Centers We continue to innovate improve and expand because the need for quality services continues to grow Children are counting on us and we continue to count on you for your volunteerism donations and advocacy Thank you for helping us be here for them 23 ACH Kiddos Win 1st Place 24 Hoot n Holler Save the Date Wayne Carson Ph D Chief Executive Officer Our mission Protecting children and preserving families since 1915 Board of Directors Bob Benda Sarah Bennett Angela Caddell Katie Ciccarino Ted Crofford M D Joe Greenslade Tim Harvard Brad Hickman Kelly Keller Barry Kromann Meto Miteff Cheryl Moore Mattie Parker Peter Philpott Chair Alan Shipman Dowell Stackpole Gloria Starling Kyle Whitaker Editorial Staff Chuck Burton Editor Kristen Victorin All Church Home Foundation Board Members Bob Benda Chair Frank Anderson Linda Christie Melinda Johnston Kelly Keller Fred Moore Peter Philpott Susan Rose

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reACH 3 Robert Half Takes Volunteering to Heart The Fort Worth team of Robert Half Finance Accounting help give children and families a brighter tomorrow V olunteers are an invaluable resource to ACH Child and Family Services and have been throughout the years Some volunteers may dedicate years of service while others might only participate in onetime or seasonal projects ACH and the children and families we serve truly appreciate the efforts of all our volunteers Here s the story of just one organization that helps us year round and really came through during the 2018 holiday season The Fort Worth team of Robert Half Finance Accounting has partnered with ACH for the past five years Their support not only as volunteers but as true partners with our mission of protecting children and preserving families aligns with the hearts of each of their team members Our employees live and work in Tarrant County and we are proud to partner with an organization that serves our local community said Kevin Sweet Vice President Director of Permanent Placement Services Each year Robert Half employees come together and bring with them the spirit of service Their hard work with our holiday events allows our staff to truly focus on the kids and families in our care Christmas can be an especially hard time for those affected by trauma and displaced from their homes Without the support of teams like Robert Half we wouldn t be able to provide gifts that will help them live better and happier said Allan Crosby Volunteer Services Manager for ACH ACH welcomes volunteers from area churches civic organizations and social and corporate groups like Robert Half Accounting Finance who support the needs of those we serve Their services along with other opportunities greatly impact our ability to provide hope and healing to those affected by child abuse neglect and other forms of trauma This past Christmas our volunteers made kids wishes come true Volunteers Worked hours Valued at 601 198 1 298 31 554 Besides putting up trees and lights making crafts providing Supper Clubs and assisting in events our volunteers helped sort and distribute donations of 8 018 toys valued at 101 037

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4 reACH She had them at Hello It was always in the Castorena family s plan to adopt and when the timing was right they found Kayla officially adopting her in November of 2018 K atherine and Carlos Castorena describe meeting their adopted daughter Kayla 6 as almost kismet their destiny members and a friend who aged out of foster care adoption inevitably became part of her own family s story She was part of our family from the moment we said hello gushed Katherine We all feel complete with her in our group and cannot believe we went so many years without her For our family adopting a child 6 or over was the best they said And after many conversations with their boys about what the adoption process would look like the Castorenas began their search for the newest addition to their family Katherine and Carlos have two biological sons Kevin 11 and Casen 10 but they yearned to expand their family through adoption Because Katherine knows several adopted people including three family T H E Q U E S T F O R K AY L A This kind of careful planning and research is something their ACH foster care and adoption specialist Shelbi Kalinec appreciated Katherine s knowledge and experience as a social worker helped the family have very realistic expectations Shelbi remembered They truly understand the trauma and history many children in foster care have experienced And in Kayla s case she became part of a family that helped her get through some rough patches with an abundance of love and acceptance B R O T H E R LY LOV E Shelbi could also see that Kevin and Casen were well prepared to receive a little sister with open arms They turned out to be the protective kind and

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reACH respectful brothers everyone expected them to be with Kayla Kayla loves having her two big brothers Katherine added You would never know she has only known them for less than a year T R U S T I N G T H E P R O C E SS As Shelbi sees it the Castorena s adoption story is inspiring for many reasons Through the course of their adoption journey she saw how much they embraced Kayla as a part of their family from the day they met her Katherine and Carlos advocated for Kayla from day one specifically in regard to her education and health she added Shelbi believes their open minds flexible adoption preferences and eagerness to learn during trainings helped ease them into what they described as an emotionally challenging process The training and support groups at ACH are important Katherine said At the time the training may feel like a lot but in hindsight it answers questions or concerns you might not have at the moment but will cross at some point in this process And in those moments connecting with other families going through the same thing is what also guided them through it F I N D I N G B L I SS As the seasons change the love Kayla receives from her family only grows 5 adoption journey We as humans do best when we have a strong support group people to fall back on when life gets overwhelming she added As part of the bigger picture adoption gives young people who may have fallen into a bad life the chance to succeed and reach their potential So far the Castorenas see Kayla is doing just that completing the family and in their words Filling our lives with absolute joy According to Katherine Kayla s joy is infectious as classmates and neighbors consider her to be a great friend As their foster care and adoption specialist Shelbi recognizes the significance of this family s success story Katherine believes it s owed to the support and love Kayla and her whole family have received through their ACH foster care and adoption specialist Shelbi Kalinec Kayla is Filling our lives with absolute joy

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6 reACH ACH s Wedgwood Campus Playground Gets an Extreme Makeover Last fall Ford the NFL and The Dallas Cowboys teamed up to help the children in ACH s care O n what was otherwise just an ordinary summer day ACH s Community Engagement Director Stephanie Canfield received a phone call that was anything but ordinary An ad agency in Detroit was seeking a North Texas nonprofit that could benefit from some capital improvements It turns out they were working on the NFL s Football Families campaign on behalf of the Ford Motor Company Stephanie said As soon as I heard it involved football I knew we had a match ACH s Wichita campus is the former home of the Mighty Mites football team a legendary team of orphans who went to the state championships 16 times But when they learned of the playground at our Wedgwood campus they realized there was a huge opportunity to make life better for our kiddos Once they visited Wedgwood they realized ACH was the nonprofit they were looking for E V E RY N E I G H B O R H O O D H AS A H E A RT The Wedgwood campus is home to several ACH programs that provide safe stable and nurturing homes for children and youth The seven homes fit right into the southwest Fort Worth neighborhood allowing kids to grow up in a home like setting and even attend nearby schools as they receive basic and therapeutic services Danny Pectol Director of Residential Services for Wedgwood notes that play is a vital healing therapy Our campus has a large private playground that lets kids be kids he says They can run and play and enjoy the outdoors When they need to let off some steam we tell them to go for a walk and think things over They need that kind of an outlet sometimes to deal with their trauma In addition to a walking path and garden the park has a ball diamond outdoor basketball court a children s playground a fitness course for teenagers and a covered commons area But the grill was small and the picnic tables had seen better days B U I L D I T A N D T H E Y W I L L P L AY The team from Ford went to work and after a whirlwind of construction aided by Ford F Series pickup trucks the Wedgwood playground now has a state of the art kitchen with built in grill and refrigerators a splash pad that s perfect for hot Texas summers a football field complete with regulation goal post extra shade areas and outdoor lighting The playground enhancements were great but Ford and the NFL had even more plans they were going to film the unveiling of the new outdoor space and air it during the national broadcast of the Dallas Cowboys game on Thanksgiving

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reACH 7 Since ACH protects the identity of those in its care a casting call went out to some current and former ACH children and families to star in the commercial Needless to say many answered the call E N T E R T H E DA L L AS C O W B OYS On the day of the commercial shoot a team from NFL Films captured interviews with ACH children and staff as well as their reaction to some surprise guests Dallas Cowboys Michael Gallup Allen Hurns and Tavon Austin After a Thanksgiving dinner enjoyed in the new outdoor kitchen the players proceeded to hand out Cowboys apparel merchandise and even tickets to the Thanksgiving Day Cowboys game Plus they presented ACH with keys to a brand new Ford Transit van The media value of the 90 second video broadcast during halftime of the Cowboys game plus replays and dozens of radio interviews was priceless ACH appreciates all that Ford the NFL and The Cowboys have done to help the children and families in our community To view the nationally broadcast commercial visit achservices org playing outdoors

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8 reACH U P DAT E In the Cowboys last game of the season in January receiver Allen Hurns suffered a dislocated ankle and fractured knee Children at ACH s Wedgwood campus sent homemade get well cards wishing him a speedy recovery and another shot at making the playoffs The Farm that Grew Into Wedgwood I was twelve years old when my father Edward Lawrence Baker Sr and I drove out in the country to look at a piece of property says Louella Lou Baker Martin I remember he was talking business with some people about buying their farm With a handshake and no attorneys Daddy agreed to buy their farm That farm would become the Wedgwood neighborhood Daddy got two partners to help him develop Wedgwood said Lou this year s chair of the Jewel Charity Ball He put up the land Irwin Krauss invested and Gene Payte began selling lots Wedgwood was a huge success offering reasonably priced homes and churches schools and shopping centers Lou s father went on to build a Country Club for the residents After his death in 1969 the club was donated and became a church Later a developer purchased and removed the church with the intention of building apartments After a bankruptcy during the Savings Loan Crisis in the 1980s ACH then All Church Home purchased the undeveloped property and in 1991 opened the Jonathan Y Ballard Group Home the first of seven structures on what is now ACH s Wedgwood campus Edward Lawrence Baker Sr D I D YO U KNOW Wedgwood is named after Wedgwood china a favorite of Mrs Baker while Mr Baker strengthened the branding by beginning almost all the street names with a W In 1955 Mr Baker flew via prop plane not a jet to Washington D C to charter a new bank for Wedgwood Southwest Bank now Simmons Bank That same year the first shopping center was built and later Loop 820 was built at Wedgwood s front door

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Celebrating the Small Successes Academic Coordinator Kristen Waldinger helps keep educational goals on track A fter taking a sabbatical Kristen Waldinger told herself the only way she would return to work is if she worked for ACH I lucked into getting the job here she says But it wasn t just luck that landed her a position as Academic Coordinator for the Turning Point and Summit programs at ACH s Wedgwood campus She had years of experience as both a public school teacher and a foster care case manager THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS As Academic coordinator Kristen guides students through a Fort Worth ISD accredited educational online program which allows them to accrue credit while receiving care in ACH s behavioral programs Kristen never thought the two lines of work she loved so much would cross over but the experience in both has allowed her to understand her students better A lot of kids are behind in school because they re going through emotional issues going from home to home and school to school Kristen explains She says it s not uncommon for her students to be distant at first but Kristen perseveres with positivity I like to see breakthroughs and the little light bulbs going off she says BUILDING CONFIDENCE THROUGH E D U C AT I O N Even though her time with the students typically lasts two weeks or less she aims to make the best impression in that small amount of time by celebrating their successes no matter how small The first shopping center tenant was Henry Luskey s Henry s Jean Scene If they have an interest in science for example I help them and that just builds their confidence she says And to me that s a success Any confidence building is a success The way Kristen sees it success can be measured at many levels And she continues to cultivate that success through confidence building and recognition reACH 9 Also at Wedgwood SUMMIT PROGRAM Specialized urgent mental health care The Summit Program is unique to the state of Texas Services aim to relieve children and families of urgent mental health care needs with therapeutic interventions that prevent hospitalization Youth ages 10 17 receive care and assessments in a home like residential environment which offers 24 hour short term placement Services are available to all Cook Children s Health Plan Beacon Health Options Members TURNING POINT P R O G R A M Support for foster children and their caregivers Through therapeutic interventions that prevent psychiatric hospitalization and placement disruptions the Turning Point program is the first of its kind in Texas This ground breaking program serves as a model for the state of Texas as it provides foster children and their caregivers the relief they sometimes need Youth are offered a home like residence to stay in for 1 14 days During their stay consultations with the entire foster family initiate a Plan of Service after their stay to help them better handle challenges in the future Services are available to all foster families within CPS Region 3

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10 reACH Community Based Care Bringing Kids HOME The Akins Family with foster adopted children advocates for Community Based Care I ourcommunit y our kids org n 2014 ACH formed the Our Community Our Kids OCOK division to answer the state s call to improve the foster care system OCOK introduced Community Based Care in the 7 counties of the Department of Family and Protective Services Region 3b to give local communities the flexibility and authority to improve the system the rest is history

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reACH 11 T H E N U M B E R S T E L L T H E S T O RY OCOK has expanded the number of foster homes by 36 percent from 688 homes in December 2015 to 938 homes by the end of 2018 And more foster children are being placed closer to where they live 90 percent are within 50 miles of their home of removal OCOK has also improved placement stability by minimizing unnecessary moves from foster homes avoiding an estimated 250 disruptions Overall OCOK s strategic approach means more kids are living in family settings and spending less time in institutional settings Plus with OCOK s introduction of Professional Home Based Care more sibling groups can be placed together Last year ACH launched Professional Home Based Care PHBC the first program of its kind in Texas PHBC is a short term 9 12 month intensive familybased level of care It s intended to be effective at stabilizing some of the most behaviorally challenged children in the foster care system preparing them to move into a forever family The program is being delivered by CK Family Services RISE and The Bair Foundation Truly our community is working together for our kids And the good news is it is indeed working The momentum continues with greater capacity and more kids living closer to home who benefit from a family setting Capacity building has been focused in rural areas where it was needed most 286 100 120 300 26 19 175 THE STORIES BEHIND THE NUMBERS The youth I represent is benefiting tremendously from the PHBC model says an attorney ad litem representing a foster child It is truly different from a traditional foster home placement in so many ways and allows youth who have intensive therapeutic needs to be in the least restrictive setting Source OCOK data Capacity is counted as the number of active licensed foster homes on December 1 of each year Percentages represent change from 2015 to 2018 More kids are living closer to home A Department of Family and Protective Services supervisor says Since Charles name changed for privacy has been in a PHBC home for the last six months he has improved coping skills reduced serious incidents and is learning how to communicate and advocate for himself in healthy ways We at the Department have felt supported through this process as there isn t an impending threat of discharge and placement change OCOK s innovative programs and continuous improvement are paying off for foster children and foster families throughout our community F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N V I S I T simplebooklet com ocokfeb2019update 90 of foster home placements are now within 50 miles of the child s home of removal Source OCOK data A high needs child is defined as a child who ever required a therapeutic level of care

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2018 ANNUAL REPORT IN 2018 ACH PROUDLY SERVED 2 392 UNDUPLICATED INDIVIDUALS AGE GROUPS RACE ETHNICITY INCOME RANGE COUNTY OF ORIGIN 48 13 18 34 Hispanic or Latino 45 Unknown 76 Tarrant 39 6 12 27 White non Hispanic 22 Less than 20 750 12 Other 7 0 5 26 African American 12 20 751 34 599 8 Johnson 5 19 Up 13 Unknown or Other 12 34 600 55 349 4 Dallas 1 Unknown 2 Multi Racial Multi Ethnic 6 63 000 and above 1 American Indian or Alaska Native 3 55 350 62 999 Some totals not 100 due to rounding VOLUNTEERS 5 713 31 720 141 054 Volunteer Hours Projects Number of Volunteers Value of Volunteer Hours

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INDIVIDUALS SERVED PRESERVING FAMILIES PROTECTING CHILDREN 257 217 189 77 Foster Care Therapeutic Respite Youth Emergency Shelter LIFE Project Supervised 16 994 Outreach Education 4 748 Crisis Hotline AIRS 1 611 Counseling and Skill Builder Classes Services to At Risk Youth 15 Families Together Independent Living 59 Safe Place 50 HOPE Street Outreach 46 Adoption 46 Summit 16 Behavioral Care 11 Wedgwood Residential Care OUR COMMUNITY OUR KIDS OCOK 2 306 Children Served 305 Children Adopted 114 Service Providers in OCOK Network 37 Child placing Agencies in OCOK Network 2018 FINANCIAL SUMMARY TOTAL REVENUES 64 715 139 1 State Contract Network 8 Management 52 714 941 9 Endowment 5 652 173 4 Public Grants Contracts ACH Programs 2 297 254 3 Community Support 2 093 458 TOTAL EXPENSES 66 209 394 2 Programs 9 60 912 642 6 General Administrative 3 707 726 2 Fundraising 1 589 025 2 Fees for Services Other 1 382 137 1 Trusts 575 176 Note Some deficits are covered by multi year funding

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14 reACH I could not imagine Myself being 18 or 19 with completely Nothing but the clothes on my back Having to go through life with that Kind of battle LETICIA ALVARADO HOPE CASE MANAGER Jenny Terry Homeless Services Program Manager left and Wallace Bridges HOPE Case Manager right Surveying the Streets This is the third year ACH s street outreach program HOPE Homeless Outreach Project Experience participated in the annual Homeless Count led by the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition B risk temperatures and windy nights have never stopped the HOPE team from surveying the streets in January for the unsheltered homeless In fact they ve done so for several years representing ACH among many other community organizations while assisting the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition with their annual Homeless Count of Parker and Tarrant Counties More than 400 volunteers were divided into small groups and assigned routes They brought along hygiene kits and other basic care items to offer the homeless when counting And many groups were accompanied by a teammate experienced in homeless outreach as well as a Fort Worth police officer to assist with navigation and safety Because HOPE is the only program in Tarrant County that specializes in helping homeless youth ACH s very own Jenny Terry was there to speak to volunteers about what to do if they encounter a homeless youth under the age of 18 The results of the count help bring to light factors that will determine the amount of federal funds awarded to the community They also help the coalition and organizations understand the needs of the homeless population and what steps to take next ACH s HOPE program provides outreach and case management services to runaway and homeless youth 1 in 5 homeless persons is age 18 or under HOPE also reaches out to youth who are victims or at risk of being sexually exploited and or trafficked Our HOPE team works hard to reunite these youth with their families connect them with caring adults or transition them to our Youth Emergency Shelter or safe and stable housing

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LEADING THE WAY reACH 15 The ACH team is recognized for driving innovation in child welfare L inda Garcia Ph D was honored as a 2018 Great Woman of Texas by The Fort Worth Business Press As Director of Community Relations for Our Community Our Kids a division of ACH Linda has helped pioneer Community Based Care in Texas All of us at OCOK look to Linda to guide us through the maze of government and community relations says Kris Naylor Chief Operating Officer for OCOK How she works so hard and still comes in and cheers us up with her smile and laugh is just amazing Linda embodies OCOK s belief that abused and neglected children who live in our community belong in our community and that we re all responsible for their well being W ayne Carson Ph D was honored in March as a foster care advocate receiving a Founder s Award from Texans Care for Children an organization driving policy change to improve the lives of Texas children today for a stronger Texas tomorrow All of us at OCOK look to Linda to guide us through the maze of government and community relations KRIS NAYLOR Chief Operating Officer OCOK Wayne with parents Bill and Jane Carson and wife Vickie Dr Carson truly embodies the spirit of this award said Stephanie Rubin CEO of Texans Care for Children He has dedicated his career to ensuring Texas children are thriving and has been a strong proponent of community led efforts to improve the Texas foster care system Carson has served children and families in a variety of roles for over thirty years 18 of which have been as CEO of ACH Under his leadership ACH has built on its 104 years of service and through OCOK launched the first successful Community Based Care approach to foster care in Texas Carson was honored alongside mental health advocate Dr Octavio N Martinez Jr Executive Director of The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin Dr Carson truly embodies the spirit of this award STEPHANIE RUBIN Chief Executive Officer Texans Care for Children

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16 reACH Lend A Hand Urges All to Have a Heart The annual luncheon serves to jumpstart National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April O n March 28 ACH welcomed local organizations businesses and supporters to the Jo and Holt Hickman Center for the Ninth Annual Lend A Hand Luncheon The event opened with a CEU session followed by a luncheon Both events launched a community wide campaign during the month of April National Child Abuse Prevention Month This year s Lend A Hand Luncheon keynote and CEU Session speaker was Dr John DeGarmo a leading international foster care expert and consultant He s the author of several books on foster care the director of The Foster Care Institute and he s appeared on all major TV networks Being a foster parent is the hardest thing I ve ever done It s the most rewarding but most challenging Dr John DeGarmo Dr DeGarmo and his wife Kelly are currently foster parents to three siblings bringing their household to nine children The DeGarmos have been foster parents for dozens of children for over a decade and he and his wife are the recipients of the Good Morning America Ultimate Hero Award and the Up With People Every Day Hero Award Being a foster parent is the hardest thing I ve ever done Dr DeGarmo shared It s the most rewarding but most challenging His topics during the CEU session equipped attendees with strategies and stress management tools for foster parents battling burnout Dr DeGarmo s keynote address at the luncheon tugged at the heart strings of the audience as he described his experience as a foster parent sharing deeply emotional stories about receiving children who were abused and neglected Kids in foster care need three things stability security but what they need more than anything else is for someone to love them unconditionally Dr DeGarmo emphasized Dr DeGarmo related the issue of child abuse and neglect as one that affects foster children all too often and in fact is an issue that affects the entire community Each year Lend A Hand aims to increase public engagement and knowledge about child abuse and neglect which is why guest speakers sponsors and attendees all play an integral part in igniting change in the community

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reACH THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS HERO CK Family Services GM Financial Texas Baptist Home for Children Upbring CHAMPION Robert Joani Benda Alan Sarah Bennett The Center for Children s Health led by Cook Children s Ted Delynn Crofford Robert Kelly Keller with Cam Lynn Newman Sendera Title ADVOCATE Accel Imaging Systems Karen Barlow Barbara Clark Galupi Gladney Center for Adoption Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford Architects Planners Interiors Independent Bank Lee s Janitorial Service My Health My Resources of Tarrant County 17

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reACH N kI I N WI NT C O A E W r R 18 nderland IT S SO HEARTWARMING TO SEE CHILDREN ENJOYING THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS I ONLY WISH THAT ALL CHILDREN COULD EXPERIENCE SUCH JOY Making wishes come true Holiday cheer filled the air last December as ACH celebrated the 2nd annual Rockin in a Winter Wonderland event at the Shops at Clearfork in Fort Worth T he outdoor event welcomed families around the area and those just passing through the shopping center many of whom donated a toy for children in ACH s care Families enjoyed a 30 foot inflatable slide bounce houses and a visit from Mrs Claus and Olaf Anna and Elsa from the Frozen gang Everyone enjoyed cookies and hot cocoa while crafting ornaments and listening to musical guest Grady Spencer and the Work Other musical performances included those from teams who competed in the Jingle Bell Rock Off lip sync battle WFAA s Sean Giggy emceed the magical event and delivered running commentary on the lip sync battle and alpine race which consisted of several teams climbing and sliding down the 30foot slide Thank you to our sponsors volunteers staff and all attendees who helped make the holidays brighter for the children and families of ACH WAYNE CARSON ACH CEO This annual event is centered on giving our community and the children and families served by ACH a warm joyful holiday season

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20 reACH Thank You to our Generous Donors Corporations Organizations and Foundations Alann P and Charles F Bedford Endowment Fund at the North Texas Community Foundation Albertsons Safeway Good Neighbor Program Alcon Laboratories Inc AM Design AmazonSmile Foundation America s Charities Arcturis AT T AT T Employee Giving Campaign AT T Telecom Pioneers Fort Worth Council Azle Independent School District Bank of Texas Bell Brothers Moving The Benevity Community Impact Fund Best Tex Motorsports BNSF Railway Company BNSF Railway Foundation Brooks Family Charitable Trust Ken and Martha Bruner Foundation Burnett s Staffing CauseCast Foundation Chalk Mountain Services of Texas LLC Charitable Giving Fund at Schwab Charitable CK Family Services The Randy and Nina Cleveland Fund of the Ayco Charitable Foundation Colonial Country Club Charities Communities Foundation of Texas Cook Children s Health Care System Cowtown Coliseum Fort Worth Stockyards The William S Davis Family Foundation DFW Retirement Planners Diamond Oaks Ladies James and Dorothy Doss Foundation Inc Firestone Robertson Distilling Company LLC First United Methodist Church Fred S Reynolds Associates Kenneth and Cherrie Garrett Foundation The Gaudin Family Foundation Gladney Center for Adoption GM Financial Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford Architects Planners Interiors Harris Finley and Bogle P C Hickman Investments LTD Independent Bank In N Out Burger Foundation InsureZone Inc J P Morgan Private Bank James L and Katherine S Murray Giving Fund JPMorgan Chase Employee Giving Campaign Judy Price Hulsey Giving Fund Kubes Jewelers Inc Fr Julius Lang Fund of The Catholic Foundation Mary Potishman Lard Trust Larry and Patsy Milrany Charitable Trust Lhoist North America LINBECK Group LLC Lisa and Burch Waldron Charitable Fund at the North Texas Community Foundation Helen Irwin Littauer Educational Trust Lockheed Martin Aero CARES M Gale Associates LLC Malcom and Mary Lou Street Charitable Trust The Marak Family Foundation Gary and Judi Martin Charitable Fund Mazurek Holliday PC McDonald s Joe and Karen Jasper Medji Court 38 Daughters of Imperial MHBT A Marsh McLennan Agency LLC Company Monmouth Living Trust Fred Cheryl Moore Charitable Fund of the North Texas Community Foundation The Robert D and Alma W Moreton Foundation The Morris Foundation My Health My Resources Network for Good North Texas Community Foundation Ora Inc Pate Foundation Paycom PhysAssist Scribes Purple Land Management QuikTrip Corporation R4 Foundation Radiology Associates of North Texas The Rees Jones Foundation Sid W Richardson Foundation Ridglea Christian Church Roger Williams Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Schollmaier Foundation Sendera Title Nancy and John Snyder Fund in the North Texas Community Fdn The Sara and Peter Sterling Family Fund Target Corporation Texas Baptist Home for Children Texas Health Gives Campaign The Bolt Family Irrevocable Trust The Gambrinus Company The Spurlock Family Fund Thomson Reuters Three Box Strategic Communications Tillar Trust Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program Trademark Property Company Charitable Foundation Trinity Bank United Way Truist United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Inc United Way of Tarrant County United Way of the Southern Tier Upbring Virtuoso Ltd Westwood Contractors Inc Willis C Helm Charitable Trust The Robert and Dawn Zuilhof Family Foundation Inc Individuals Wendy Abrams John Acosta Jarrell Adaya Anthonio Aguila Leticia Aguilar Zulami Aguilar Giselle Aguilera Frank and Tasa Anderson James and Virginia Anderson Robert and Janie Anderson Elizabeth Andrie Larry and Karen Anfin Anonymous Philip and Maryanne Anthony Daniel Arndt Jaye Arsement Lorenzo and Methinee Artami John Ashcraft Stephanie Atkinson Margaret Augustat Doris Autrey Cody and Stephanie Baker Jeromy Baker Karen Barlow Sharon Bartells Erv and Von Bates Karren Bates Bob and Joani Benda Alan and Sarah Bennett Patrick and Hillary Bessinger John Billeg and Melissa WeeksBilleg Teresa Black Ann Blackwell Kim Blair Susan Blair James and Robyn Blake Beth Blanchard Kelsi Blount Susan Blue Rick Bolliger Gerald and Jarrie Bond August 1 2018 March 31 2019 Brian Boswell Roxanne Boyd Kelsey Brabec William C Bracken Jr Robert and Linda Branch Danny and Susan Branch Donna Brandon Kimberly Brannon Tracey Brashear Deb Brekken Kim Brennan Jennifer Broberg John and Sandra Brodnicki Cheryl Brown Julie Brown Lisa Brown Tracy Brown Walter Brown Willie Brown Teresa Brownlie Lizbeth Bryant Donald and Tommie Buckman Bill and Wendy Buechele Cathy David Buley Caitlin Bullock Ronald and Sherri Burke Mary Burnette Chuck and Martine Burton Leith and Angela Caddell Elizabeth Calvin Cathy Camp Paula Campbell David and Stephanie Canfield Pat Cappelletti Ashleigh Cardot Jimmy and Awilda Carrero Joel and Carline Carson Reid Carson Wayne and Vickie Carson Glen and Tina Casey Ronnie and Pennie Casey Mariah Castillo Sheila Cauley Jenna Chaffee Lydia Christian Lee Christie Linda Christie Jason and Katie Ciccarino Clarissa Cintron Chad and Brenda Cline Robin Colantro Vicky Jo Colbert Elizabeth Colon Serena Connelly JoAnn Connor Brian and Tamara Cook David Cooper Jeffrey and Abbie Cornelius Patricia Correa Michael Costanza Chiquita Costen David Covert Jim and Kim Cox Charlotte Crabb Kim Crawford Natalie Crawford

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reACH Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this list If an error has occurred please accept our sincerest apologies and let us know of our mistake by contacting development ACHservices org or 682 432 1054 Allan Crosby Wesley and Deirdre Cunningham William and Julie Curtis Mark and Sherrie Cyrier Rosalie Cyrier Mark Daly Patrick Darcy Glenn and Kimberly Darden James DaVault Michael Davidson Arthur Davies Bruce Davis Ben and Melany Davis Christin Day Robert Delutri Dan Deyrup Arnesha Dickens Mary Digison Jared Dill Paul and Nancy Dobbs Rich and Emily Dotson Courtney Dowling Nathan Draughn Betty Dye Maynard and Laura Dyson William and Jane East Dustin Eide David and Karen Ekstrom Brianna Elder L W and Teresa Ellis Renee Ellis Steve and Susan Esco Jayne Estes Terri Estes Jay and Michelle Ewing Michael and Kate FaggellaLuby Sheri Fausett Eric Favors Marisol Febles Sanchez Floyd and Roberta Ferguson Vivian Ferguson Krystal Fichtner James and Charlotte Finley Doris Fiore Mae Fleener David Flores Betsy Foje Robert and Jennifer Folzenlogen Kevin and Linda Ford Crissie Fortmeyer Corey Foulon R Wayne Fournier Mark and Gina Fowlkes Warner and Stephanie Fox Mary Foy Jim and Teressa Francisco David and Jan Frase Charles Free Earl and Lynn Freeman Cornelia Friedman Jeff and Laurie Gaiser Elizabeth Gale Janice Gale Angela Gallo Beverly Galupi Charlie Galupi and Barbara Clark Galupi Louis and Shirley Galupi Aracely Garcia Josie Garcia Lydia Garcia Victor and Linda Ann Garcia Ergla Gaspard Robert and Linda Gaudin Carmen Geske Brian and Kristie Gibson Amelia Gillespie Nancy Gillis Gary and Deanna Goble Linda Goble Glen and Paula Good Steve and Joan Goode Nathan and Jessica Grady Joe and Cherish Graff Devin Gray Greg and Laura Bird Justin and Leah Griffin Paul Griffin Ashley Grigsby Robert Gruman Thomas Gumulauskis Samuel Gunderson Adrian Gutierrez Lee Roy and Joan Hahnfeld Betty Hall Bob and Julie Hannan Kathy Hanson Tom Harkrider Matthew Harmel Eugene and Harriet Harmeling Jeffrey and Marilee Harp Tom and Pamela Harper Kati Harris Alyshia Harter Earl and Frances Hauss Steve Hawkins Albon and Debbie Head Vicki Hecht O Z and Brenda Helmer Gregory and Leanne Henderson Mike Henslee Arisela Hernandez Cesar and Maribel Hernandez Jan Branch Hibler Brad and Cynthia Hickman Jo Hickman Brent and Debi Hicks Larry and Marsha Hilcher James and Macy Hill James and Sandra Hine Chakira Hite Bonnie Hodges W S and Kate Hodgson Earl and Paula Hoover Amaya Hopper Grant and Alison Huff Jack and Leanne Huff Stanton Huffman Brent and Krissy Hull Natasha Hull John Hulme James and Wendy Hunsaker Annette Hunt Dao Huynh Harold and Alicia Hyman Tom and Susan Idleman Scott Isferding Marilyn Ivy James and Kim Jack Jeremy Jackson Matt Jacobs and Valerie Valentine Jacobs Sally Jakimier Bruce and Suzanne James Lauren Janowski Brian and Kari Jenke Doug and Hillary Jennings Samir Jhaveri and Myrna Malave Rebeca Jimenez George and Missy Johns DeAndre Johnson Eric and Jennifer Johnson Glenda Johnson Jenny Johnson Kay Johnson Mark and Christina Johnson Monica Johnson Wilma Johnson Alice Jones George and Linda Jones Robert and Janet Judd Shelbi Kalinec Lauren Kaufman Byron and Mary Ann Keil Robert and Kelly Keller Trevor Kemp Madison Kendrick Ben Kesler Truitt and Kay Kimbrough Katja Kirsch William and Melissa Kirtley Larry and Elaine Klos Lucas Knehans Lorraine Kohls Laura Korte Kelly and Morgan Kostohryz Suzanne Kowarsch Teri Kramer Bob Kuhn Kendall Ladner April Lambert Sue LaNasa Patrick and Margaret Lane Jack and Nancy Larson Randall and Karen Lawson Mona Lee Audas Thanh Lee Tom Lee Roger and Sondra Lehman Michael Lewis Daniel Licea Mark and Susie Little Karina Lockhart Janice Loggins Robert Loritz Jason and Sonja Love Mary Lovelady Vicki Lovin Annette Lowry Jerome and Eve Lubin Olga Luna Brad and Barbara Lundgren Robert Luther Michael and Sigrid Magallanes Stella Maggs Jeremy and Lynn Main Bev Major Michael and Valerie Mallick Jaime Marquardt Melinda Marquez Refugio Marron Raymond Marshall Crystal Martin Nicholas and Louella Martin Steve and Claire Martindale Michael and Liesil Massey Steve and Jody Massey Misty Mathis Martinez Ted and Judy Mayo Penny McAdoo Karen McAfee Carol McCarthy Davis McCauley David and Barbara McClellan Charles and Carol McCluer Lee and Carol McConnell John and Catherine McDonald Michael and Nancy McGough Bill and Candy McGuire James McKinley Nicole McKinley Deana McLelland John and Mary McMahon Robert and Judy McNamara Jason and Kirsten Mead DeTrece Mears John and Ann Melotte Veronica Metzler James William Michael Anjanette Michelsen Rachel Miles Aaron and Donnie Miller Billye Miller Doug and Sheri Miller Greg Miller Tommy and Erin Miller David and Marylee Mims The Mitchell Family Taylor Mitchell William and Alice Mitchell Meto and Virginia Miteff Adalyn Montgomery Fred and Cheryl Moore Luke and Kara Morey Stephen and Nancy Mosher Brian Mull Paola Munoz Thorn 21

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Non Profit Organization U S Postage PAI D Fort Worth TX Permit No 156 3712 Wichita Street Fort Worth Texas 76119 ACHservices org FOLLOW US Community Partner ACHchildandfamily ACHchildfamily HOOT E N HOLLER Wednesday November 6 Reata Restaurant 310 Houston St Fort Worth TX achchildandfamily ach year generous people raise money to directly help the children and youth cared for in the residential programs of ACH The night of the Hoot n Holler event celebrates the funds raised through the year to help children and families who have experienced abuse or neglect You can join the celebration by sponsoring a table purchasing tickets or making a donation Co chaired by Anna Melissa Philpott Michelle Purvis Contact Jenna Chaffee at jenna chaffee ACHservices org or 817 566 1613