Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina http://www.fsnenc.org Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:28:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 2014 – Pitt Community College Scholarship Recipient http://www.fsnenc.org/2014-pitt-community-college-scholarship-recipient/ http://www.fsnenc.org/2014-pitt-community-college-scholarship-recipient/#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:28:53 +0000 http://www.fsnenc.org/?p=1457 Wykeemia Braxton 2014 Pitt Community College RecipientWykeemia Braxton 2014 Pitt Community College Recipient

Wykeemia Braxton is the recipient of the Family Support Network of Eastern NC scholarship to help with expenses as she enters Pitt Community College in the fall of 2014. 

Wykeemia is a graduate of J.H. Rose High School in Greenville North Carolina. 

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2014 – Angel Boberg Webb Memorial Scholarship Recipient http://www.fsnenc.org/angel-boberg-webb-memorial-scholarship-recipient/ http://www.fsnenc.org/angel-boberg-webb-memorial-scholarship-recipient/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:32:21 +0000 http://www.fsnenc.org/?p=1446 Angel Boberg Webb Memorial Scholarship Recipient

“Growing up with a special needMeredith Clark brothers brother, my passion has always been to help educate those who may be overlooked due to their perceived disability. I grew up in the Greenville, North Carolina area, graduating high school from Farmville Central High School in 2008. I am currently perusing two degrees

in Special Education and Psychology. I also work with the Autism Society of Eastern NC where it is my duty to help make my clients’ lives better. After I graduate, I plan to begin fulfilling my teaching obligations in a disadvantaged county here in North Carolina. I also plan to further my education by attending a master’s program for teaching and psychology.”

Written by Meredith Clark

MerediMeredithth Clark
East Carolina University
Special Education Major

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The Festival of Trees is an Event ‘You Need to Know About’ http://www.fsnenc.org/the-festival-of-trees-is-an-event-you-need-to-know-about/ http://www.fsnenc.org/the-festival-of-trees-is-an-event-you-need-to-know-about/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:51:30 +0000 http://www.fsnenc.org/?p=1443
The Family Support Network of Eastern NC Festival of Trees has been named one of the ’27 Things You Need to Know About Greenville, NC Before You Move There’ by movoto.com – a website for families moving to Greenville NC.
If you haven’t sponsored a tree this year, there is still time to do so. Your contribution makes a huge difference to families in eastern NC.  Our services are free to families, but it cost us approximately $27 per hour for one family.  Average time spent with a family of a child with a disability, chronic illness, premature birth, or family that has experienced the death of a child is 10 hours.   All our office, utilities, phones are in-kind, and a lot of our materials are purchased through grants and fund-raisers.
Contact us today to learn how you can support families in Eastern NC and gain exposure for your business!
Check this out, #27 on the list. FSN made the cut!! :)
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How Can FSN of Eastern NC Help You? http://www.fsnenc.org/how-can-fsn-of-eastern-nc-help-you/ http://www.fsnenc.org/how-can-fsn-of-eastern-nc-help-you/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:12:46 +0000 http://www.fsnenc.org/?p=1411 How can Family Support Network of Eastern NC help you?

– Putting you in touch with other parents who have gone through a similar situation.
– Providing a “listening ear”
– Training volunteers to work with other parents in similar situation
– By providing free information and helping you find appropriate resources in your community.
– All services are confidential
– All FSN-ENC services are free.

Who are the volunteer parents?

Our volunteer parents, called Support Parents, have children with special needs, chronic illness or had a baby born prematurely or have experienced the death of a child. They have gone through training on communication and listening skills, and the grieving process. Support Parents are trained utilizing the Family Support Network at the Center for Developmental Disabilities training material.

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19th Annual Festival of Trees http://www.fsnenc.org/19th-annual-festival-of-trees/ http://www.fsnenc.org/19th-annual-festival-of-trees/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:44:45 +0000 http://www.fsnenc.org/?p=1398 This year is the 19th annual Family Support Network of Eastern NC’s Festival of Trees. Each year, in December, we have close to 100 trees on display at the Greenville Convention Center, Greenville North Carolina. The Sponsors names are displayed next to the tree and the artificial trees re sponsored by local businesses, agencies and individuals to advertise their business, or in honor/memory of an individual or group. Trees are sponsored at different categories and decorated accordingly. Some trees are decorated by the business and they bring staff and have a party while decorating. Other trees are decorated by school groups, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, church groups, ECU and PCC students, fraternities and sororities. Other trees are decorated by the individual sponsor.

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Each year the themes vary and our decorators are very creative in the theme that is carried out from the top of the tree to the tree skirt. If you are interested in sponsoring a tree or decorating a tree please contact us and we will be glad to get you involved. brendafamilysupport@gmail.com

The trees are on display until just before Christmas and open during the normal working hours of the Greenville Convention Center. Admission is free.

 

All Age Effort

Angel Boberg Webb Memorial Scholarship recipient Lorenda Shantz.

Angel Boberg Webb Memorial Scholarship recipient Lorenda Shantz.

 

Bryan Howard the Family Support Network of Eastern NC scholarship recipient to attend Pitt Community College

Bryan Howard the Family Support Network of Eastern NC scholarship recipient to attend Pitt Community College

 

Story Time with Santa

FSNENC special guests, Mr. & Mrs. Claus

Story Time with Santa.  Santa and Mrs Claus read, "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to the children

Story Time with Santa.

Story Time with Santa.  Santa and Mrs Claus read, “Twas the Night Before Christmas” to the children before they have a professional picture with Santa and Mrs Claus. Pictures are taken by ASAP Photo and Camera in Greenville NC.

See all the wonderful trees in their spender in our Festival of Trees Showcase post.

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Festival of Trees – Tree Showcase http://www.fsnenc.org/festival-of-trees-tree-showcase/ http://www.fsnenc.org/festival-of-trees-tree-showcase/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:31:06 +0000 http://www.fsnenc.org/?p=1394 DSC02107_opt

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Brandon Tate with their "Charlie Brown" tree.

Brandon Tate with their “Charlie Brown” tree.

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Families Realizing Resources Together http://www.fsnenc.org/families-realizing-resources-together/ http://www.fsnenc.org/families-realizing-resources-together/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 08:15:02 +0000 http://www.fsnenc.org/?p=1367 New Bern NC, June 13-15, for families who have a child, 2-12 years of age with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities.

 

New Bern NC, June 13-15, for families who have a child, 2-12 years of age with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities.

Wonderful Families at New Bern ConferenceThe Family Support Network of Eastern NC had the opportunity to be with families in New Bern NC, at the “Families Realizing Resources Together”. A wonderful group of families, some we were meeting for the first time, and others we have known for years. Thank you to East Carolina Behavioral Health for inviting us to attend the conference enabling us to be available to provide support and resources for families.

New Bern NC Conference

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2014-2015 Pitt Community College Scholarship Winner http://www.fsnenc.org/2014-2015-pitt-community-college-scholarship-winner/ http://www.fsnenc.org/2014-2015-pitt-community-college-scholarship-winner/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 07:37:40 +0000 http://www.fsnenc.org/?p=1361 Wykeemia BraxtonWykeemia Braxton, a graduate of J.H. Rose High School is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Family Support Network of Eastern NC Pitt Community College Scholarship.

These scholarships are made possible with funds raised during our Festival of Trees.

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19th Annual Festival of Trees Preview Party http://www.fsnenc.org/19th-annual-festival-of-trees-preview-party/ http://www.fsnenc.org/19th-annual-festival-of-trees-preview-party/#comments Sun, 22 Jun 2014 19:20:18 +0000 http://www.fsnenc.org/?p=1333 The 19th Annual Preview Party will be held Friday, December 5 at the Greenville Convention Center.  Tickets must be purchased in advance, $60 per person or $75 per couple.  Tree sponsors receive two complimentary tickets to the event.

A live and silent auction are part of the evening festivities.  Some of the items that will be auctioned are a weekend stay in Ocracoke (during off season), a fishing trip in Ocracoke, Jeannie B. schooner cruise for 25 in Washington NC, Pig Pickin,  and a CPW chef to come to your home and prepare a meal.

The Worthington's and Richardson's

Worth and Darlene Worthington, Ayden NC, and Mike and June Richardson

The Family Support Network of Eastern NC made it’s very first Parent-to-Parent match in 1987 between the Worthington’s, whose son, David, has cerebral palsy and the Richardson’s, whose son, Tyler, has Lowes Syndrome.

 

Jennifer Little, Grapevine Radio

Jennifer Little, Greenville Grapevine Radio Host, serving as emcee for the evenings event.

 

Sutton family

The Sutton family and they were one of our support parents.

 

    Dr. Georgia Hennessy and daughter, Caroline

Dr. Georgia Hennessy and daughter, Caroline

 

Dr Higginson and Dr. Jason Higginson, with Dr. Matt LeDoux (Vidant Medical Center)

Dr Higginson and Dr. Jason Higginson, with Dr. Matt LeDoux (Vidant Medical Center)

 

Tar River Band of Eastern NC

Tar River Band of Eastern NC

 

Don and Lois Wilson, and Donna Wilson

Don and Lois Wilson, and Donna Wilson

 

Dr. Gary Stainback (ECU and past director of the Children's Developmental Services Agency) with Hilton staff

Dr. Gary Stainback (ECU and past director of the Children’s Developmental Services Agency) with Hilton staff

 

 Dewane Fruitger with June and Mike Richardson

Dewane Fruitger (ASAP Photo and Camera) with June and Mike Richardson (Service Roofing and Sheet Metal)

 

 

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FSN Hosts International Students http://www.fsnenc.org/fsn-hosts-international-students/ http://www.fsnenc.org/fsn-hosts-international-students/#comments Sun, 22 Jun 2014 16:25:37 +0000 http://www.fsnenc.org/?p=1313 FSN of Eastern NC Hosted International Students

The Family Support Network of Eastern NC had the privilege of hosting International Students from Germany, Sweden and Poland.

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The students gained knowledge on the benefits of Parent-to-Parent within a hospital setting and in the local communities.  Their goal is to take the information they gained to help them start supportive programs in their perspective countries for families who have children with special developmental needs. 

International Students from Germany & Sweden

Students from the International Consortium, Germany and Sweden.

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