#Child And Family Services

Hochul asks for masks during Delta variant rise

ALBANY— As Delta variant COVID-19 infection rates run rampant statewide, Gov. Kathy Hochul Wednesday announced new facemask requirements for a variety of state-licensed facility regardless of vaccination status. Under Hochul’s mandate, face coverings will be required at state-regulated child care facilities, in addition to residential congregate facilities and other programs...
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Massive Meth Problem in Montana gets Help from New DPHHS Program

Here are some scary numbers. In 2019, the annual methamphetamine-related death rate in Montana was 7.2 per 100,000 people, exceeding the national average of 5.7 per 100,000 people. Furthermore, over 65 percent of Child and Family Services Division substance-use related placements list methamphetamine as the primary drug. However, there is...

Apply for up to $1,000 by September 15th, aged-out foster youth 18 to 26 eligible

Foster youth under the image of Texas with a mask.(Christy Leos) (HOUSTON, TEXAS) -- If you or someone you know has aged out of the foster system, now is the time to apply for COVID-19 pandemic aid money in Texas. According to a press release shared by Texas CASA, the statewide network of CASA programs and a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the child welfare system in Texas, the application to apply for up to $1,000 per person in federal funding for aged-out foster youth ages 18 to 26 is open until September 15th, 2021. The roughly 30-minute application can be found at

Stepping up for L2L

There was joy and jubilation as the Lighthouse to Lighthouse (L2L) committee visited Sofca Hermanus recently to announce that they had been selected as the beneficiary of the 2022 L2L Walk. Sofca, a frail care centre established in 1987 as a non-profit organisation that offers residential care for the elderly,...
Char-Koosta News

Pamela Sue Toste

CHARLO — Pamm passed away in her home on August 28, 2021 after battling cancer. Pamm was born August 10, 1958, to Bobby McAfee and Glenda Chance. She had five siblings. She married the love of her life, Jim Toste, on February 24, 1979. They moved to St. Ignatius and had three children: Hethar, James, and Trish. Jim and Pamm owned and operated a dairy and later a beef farm.
Nevada Appeal

Commissioners meet Wednesday

Churchill County Commissioners meet Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. at the Churchill County Administrative Building, Commission Chambers, 155 N. Taylor St. If you attend the meeting at the physical location, it is recommended that you wear a mask and practice social distancing if you are not fully vaccinated. If you wish...

How to strengthen Kansas foster care and help children and families thrive

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Linda Bass is president of KVC Kansas, a nonprofit of 450 professionals who strengthen families, prevent child abuse and neglect, and help people achieve mental health […] The post How to strengthen Kansas foster care and help children and families thrive appeared first on Kansas Reflector.