Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ventura Aspiranet in the News

Do you want to learn more about foster care from the perspective of a current parent?

Check out the following links to interviews conducted with staff and families in our Aspiranet Ventura office:

KCLU Radio

Ventura Breeze - page 14

CapsTV - Episode 43

You can always contact us to speak with our recruitment team about becoming a foster parent. In just a few months, you could welcome a child into your home and help them find their inner hero. Take the first step today by contacting us or giving us a call at (877) 380-HERO.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Your Advocacy Saves THP-Plus

Throughout the month of February, we put out numerous calls to all of our followers on facebook, twitter, and email to raise their voices on behalf of THP-Plus programs. We asked you to call and write letters to your representatives in California Congress, including Governor Jerry Brown. The response we received was overwhelming. We had many people call us and email us to let us know that they were doing everything in their power to let California leadership know that THP-Plus programs work for former foster youth by giving them the opportunity to live a successful, independent life.

At Aspiranet, we wrote hundreds of letters and visited Sacramento alongside current and former THP-Plus youth to testify before the Senate and Assembly Budget Subcommittees on Health and Human Services against the proposed $19 million cuts to THP-Plus.

We are so excited to share that your advocacy saved THP-Plus from a $19 million dollar proposed budget cut. 

On behalf of THP-Plus youth, we cannot thank you enough for your support throughout the month of February. We know you understand that THP-Plus is a proven program that provides a safe living environment while helping youth achieve self-sufficiency. Thank you for using your voice to communicate the importance of THP-Plus to California leadership.

Are you interested in joining Aspiranet's advocacy efforts? Please contact us to learn more. With 35 programs across the state, we are constantly working to raise awareness of our activities in support of communities and families as they love and care for children.