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Sibling Relationships: A Love Like No Other

On Valentine’s Day (Wednesday, February 14, 2018) we hosted our #FosterChat on Twitter (@SaintAorg), in partnership with the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families and Camp to Belong – Wisconsin. February’s topic was on a love like no other – sibling relationships in foster care. According to our Twitter snapshot on Union Metrics, our twitter chat had just shy of … Continue

Impact of Trauma on Foster Care (Foster Chat Recap)

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018 we hosted #FosterChat on Twitter (@SaintAorg), in partnership with the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families. January’s topic was on how trauma has an impact on foster youth. According to our Twitter snapshot on Union Metrics, our twitter chat had over 64,000 potential impressions, reaching 7,361 people. If you missed this month’s #FosterChat, you can … Continue

A Boy and His Dads

(From GrowHope @ SaintA) In December, Chad and Shawn had a lot to celebrate with their friends and family. Not only an adoption, but…

Toys, Toys, and More Toys!

‘Tis the season of giving and that’s exactly what our toy-drive supporters did this year! We set out to collect enough toys for each of the 1,700 children we currently serve in child welfare, care coordination, and treatment foster care. The SaintA elves are happy to report we met – and exceeded – that goal! After the toys were collected, … Continue

SaintA Expands Youth Services, Names Program Manager

Beginning January 1, 2018 SaintA will provide youth services for a larger number of youth throughout Milwaukee County with its Youth Transitioning to Adulthood (YTA) program. SaintA previously served about 50 young adults; the YTA program is projected to serve several times more than that. The expansion is possible because of a contract with the Wisconsin Department of Children and … Continue

The Danger of Child Sex Trafficking on Foster Care

On Wednesday, December 13, 2017 we hosted our fifth #FosterChat on Twitter (@SaintAorg), in partnership with the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families and special guest, Exploit No More. We brought awareness to the danger of child sex trafficking on foster care. According to our Twitter snapshot on Union Metrics, our twitter chat had over 94,000 potential impressions, reaching 12,312 … Continue

SaintA Names Chief Equity + Human Capital Officer

SaintA has promoted Kenyatta Sinclair to Chief Equity and Human Capital Officer. Sinclair was previously the Director of Leadership Development at SaintA, where she was charged with strengthening peer-to-peer learning, identifying and nurturing high-potential staff, and coaching leaders in interpersonal skills and crucial conversations. She also enhanced the agency’s online performance management system by working with supervisors to restructure core … Continue

Conscious Discussions about Unconscious Bias

A group of SaintA staff recently took the time to gather around conference room tables for refreshments and conversation. It wasn’t a baby shower, retirement party, or any of the other common reasons for a cross-section of staff to get together. Instead of small talk, the room was abuzz with bold ideas and voices that matter. The gathering was facilitated … Continue

Milwaukee Adoption Day: Loved, No matter What

On Friday, November 10, SaintA celebrated Milwaukee Adoption Day, along with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services, Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services, Coalition for Children Youth and Families, and the District Attorney’s Office. The Honorable Judge M. Joseph Donald led a 30-minute program addressing the 19 adoptive and extended families, case managers and others who were present. One Milwaukee … Continue

2017 Free Thanksgiving Meal Sites in SE Wisconsin

In the spirit of community connections, our Community Outreach Specialists pulled together a list of free Thanksgiving meal programs in Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Rock, Waukesha, and Washington counties. Please note: some sites are serving on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 23, 2017), while other sites are serving the day before on Wednesday, November 22. MILWAUKEE COUNTY St. Augustine of Hippo, 2530 S. … Continue

First Responders Respond to the Need

(From GrowHope @ SaintA) Vincenzo (Vinny) and Melanie Paolo’s inclination to help others as first responders is part of what made them so uniquely qualified for being foster parents…

SaintA is Finalist in Nonprofit Excellence

SaintA was recently named a finalist in the Collaboration category of the BizTimes Media Nonprofit Excellence Awards, an annual celebration of local charitable organizations and corporate citizens. The recognition was earned for SaintA’s leadership in the creation and launch of a smartphone app, called GRiD MKE, aimed at providing guidance and useful resources for youth who have aged out of … Continue

Navigating the Holidays: Foster Chat Recap

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017 we hosted our fourth #FosterChat on Twitter (@SaintAorg), in partnership with the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families. We ventured into navigating the holidays within foster care. According to our Twitter snapshot on Union Metrics, our twitter chat had over 80,000 potential impressions, reaching 13,432 people. Thank you to everyone that participated, if you missed … Continue

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