2014-08-22 12:51:30Posted in: Other Updates Read more... 0 commentsThe 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!!
2014-07-28 20:12:46Posted in: Peer-to-Peer Support Read more... 0 comments
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.
2014-06-23 05:44:45Posted in: Festival of TreesOther UpdatesTagged in: Read more... 0 comments
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
The trees are on display until just before Christmas and open during the normal working hours of the Greenville Convention Center. Admission is free.
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.
2014-06-23 05:31:06 Festival of TreesTagged in: Read more... 0 comments
2014-06-23 04:15:02Posted in: Community InvolvementOther Updates Read more... 0 comments
New Bern NC, June 13-15, for families who have a child, 2-12 years of age with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities.
The 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.