Serving Families and Children in southwest Ohio since 1989 info@agapeforyouth.com Dayton 937-439-4406 Cincinnati 513-914-2971

Congratulations to Ann Morrissey, Agape for Youth, Inc. Reunification Services Manager on being named one of the Top 25 Women to Watch in Dayton, by Women in Business Networking.   #AgapeStrong

 

Here We Grow Again!

 

Licensing Specialist/Training Coordinator

 

 

Agape for Youth, Inc. is looking to hire a Licensed Social Worker. Duties would include writing home studies, auditing files, planning and coordinating pre-service and ongoing training, providing pre-service training, completing re-certification’s, and coordinating our educational programming.

Qualifications include:

Bachelor of Social Work

LSW or LSW eligible

Strong organizational skills

Experience in conducting, and coordinating pre-service and ongoing trainings

Ability to balance a diverse work load

Strong Computer Skills

SACWIS experience preferred

Ability to work within a flexible schedule including some evenings and Saturdays

Interested candidates please send resumes to Rodger Stauffer at rstauffer@agapeforyouth.com

We are Hiring! Come join our Team!!

As a result of growth and new programming, Agape for Youth, Inc. is excited to announce this job opening.
#AgapeStrong

Bridges Liaison/Case Manager

 

 

Agape for Youth is looking for a motivated professional staff to work with young adult’s ages 18 to 21 transitioning from foster care to adulthood.  Duties include, but are not limited to case management, court reports, writing case plans, and SACWIS entry. Also, staff will serve as community liaison and coordinator of the Agape Bridging Hope and Future’s Program.

Qualified candidates should have;

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or equivalent degree

LSW Preferred (not required)

Computer program proficient, with SACWIS knowledge

Motivation to work with young adults

Comfortable leading and planning small groups

Familiar with community resources and supports available to young adults.

If interested in please forward resume to Rodger Stauffer at rstauffer@agapeforyouth.com

AGAPE FOR YOUTH, INC. ANNOUNCED AS DAYTON BUSINESS JOURNAL 2018 BEST PLACES TO WORK HONOREE

For Immediate Release

AGAPE FOR YOUTH, INC. ANNOUNCED AS DAYTON BUSINESS JOURNAL 2018 BEST PLACES TO WORK HONOREE

February 21, 2018– Dayton, OH

Agape for Youth, Inc. is pleased to announce that they have been selected as a Dayton Business Journal 2018 Best Places to Work awards honoree.

“It is a privilege for Agape for Youth, Inc. to receive this honor from the Dayton Business Journal,” said Stephen Geib, Agape’s Executive Director/Founder. “This award is a reflection of the strength-based culture that we as co-workers have built together at Agape, with special emphasis on our collective mission and vision.”

This honor comes as a result of views and opinions of the staff at Agape participating in the Quantum Research survey, answering questions that include leadership effectiveness, team building, culture and more.

“The team that we have built here at Agape has been and continues to be greatly appreciated, not only by our Leadership Team, but also by the families we serve. Further, we know that as a cohesive team, every staff member is pivotal to our success of serving the families and children throughout southwest Ohio”, said Geib.

Over the past 28 years, Agape for Youth, Inc. has grown to a 28-person staff, with offices in Dayton and Cincinnati, providing foster care, adoption through foster care and reunification services throughout Southwestern Ohio.  Agape for Youth, Inc. has been privileged to serve hundreds of youth and their families and looks forward to future opportunities to “serve with excellence”.

Agape for Youth, Inc. has an office located in Dayton at 2300 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. Suite 140 and an office located in Cincinnati at 10979 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 228.

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If you would like more information about Agape for Youth, Inc. visit their website www.agapeforyouth.com, call Sandra Geib at 937.439.4406 or email sgeib2@agapeforyouth.com.

2018 Foster Care Conference

We are just two weeks away from the 3rd Annual Agape for Youth, Inc. Foster Care Conference.

We want to remind our licensed Foster Parents to call in and register to attend this educational day of training.

Please note that all attendees must preregister to attend this event.

Please contact Valarie Baker at (937) 439 – 4406 x1113 to register.

Giving Hope for Tomorrow

To begin, I want to extend my sincere thank you to all those who attended the ‘Agape Strong-Giving Hope for Tomorrow’ Gala and to all of you who continue to support our Agency. Friday evening reminded me that even as we always strive for excellence, perfection is just not possible. Yet, in being the over achievers we are, we have already begun the process of how to make next year’s Gala even better than the last!

A regret I had after the Gala was I did not take the opportunity to share present and future planning for Agape.  I allowed “time” to lead me to cut my presentation short. Based on feedback and encouragement I have received since the Gala, I wanted to share with each of you what I had prepared.

“Welcome to this evenings ‘Agape Strong-Giving Hope for Tomorrow’ Gala.

I would like to first recognize Montgomery County Commissioner Debbie Lieberman and Montgomery County Commissioner Judy Dodge.  Also joining us this evening is State Representative Jeff Rezabek and State Representative Niraj Antani.  I would also like to recognize Sandra Brassington, Liaison for Governor John R. Kasich and Dean Tom Gregoire of The Ohio State University College of Social Work. All have significantly supported Agape’s mission of serving.

To my Co-workers, Agape’s Leadership team, our Board of Directors, and our foster, adoptive, and reunification families thank you for your dedication to Agape. I especially want to thank the youth and families we serve for both allowing us and trusting us to serve them. To our Sponsors and Donor’s whose generosity has made tonight already a success, words cannot express how thankful I am to and for you.

To Sandie Geib, our Director of Development and Marketing, you and your team of Agape co-workers, Board members and community volunteers have done an amazing job in bringing tonight together.

Most all the activities and programs at Agape are in part supported through our Youth and Family Fund. We recognize and embrace that just as we are entrusted with the youth and families to serve, we are entrusted with the monies from your generosity and remain dedicated to being a good steward of them.

As an Agency, we set specific goals when we moved into our new offices two years ago. They included offering a visitation site to referring agencies (both inside and outside) and to establish a community tutorial model where youth can come and receive monthly individualized tutoring services.  We have also initiated a book reimbursement stipend to our youth that are furthering their education. With our added space, we have expanded the training opportunities to families; including foster, reunification, and families in our community. We continue to offer these trainings county wide at no cost to the participants. Further, we expanded upon the opportunities to serve our community through creating a greater visibility of our Community Blessing outreach and offering our site for community meetings. In addition, our expansion to Cincinnati has been doing great things for the Cincinnati community.

Agape’s future initiative with UPS will provide opportunities to youth, young adults and families that could truly add to them being given “hope for tomorrow”. We are honored to have been selected by UPS for this opportunity.

In the coming months Agape will be developing and implementing Independent Living opportunities for youth to help them to realize that success is in fact truly theirs for the embracing.

When Agape began our services in 1989, it was quite a celebration when we licensed our first family, who are here with us tonight. Please join me in recognizing the first family licensed with Agape, Clifford and Lauretta Phillips who after 28 years remain dedicated both as a foster family with Agape and adoptive parents of two.

Now I want to fast forward to last year’s Gala where we experienced another first when a foster sister and foster brother were reunited after 30 years. I’d like to introduce, Brian and Jewell. No matter where, we bring families together!! Even today we were part of a marriage proposal, which was another first for Agape and believe me when I say “Adrian, while I know you are glad she said yes, we are ecstatic as well, as any answer other than ‘yes’ we believe could have seriously affected this evenings event!”

Finally, there was a miscommunication and we failed to recognize one of our Donors. On behalf of Agape, I’d like to publicly thank Terry Huber for her generosity both as a Donor and Supporter of Agape.

While it’s already been said, your generous support of Agape at any level furthers our ability to serve with excellence those entrusted to our care.

I heard it said recently that “the purpose of work is to discover what you love”. I thank God for blessing me with a love for doing what I do and for blessing me to be able to live out Agape’s mission of serving youth and families with such a great group of co-worker’s, friends, and community.

Thanks for joining us this evening and making “Agape Stronger!””

Steve

SOLD OUT!!!

We are Hiring!! Come Join Our Team!

Agape for Youth, Inc. is seeking a Reunification Services Specialist to provide direct services to biological families and their children.

The Reunification Services program provides short-term services to the family to stabilize the reunification of the child back into the home and provide the family with the resources necessary to remain intact.

Qualifications :

  • Current licensure of one of the following: LSW, LISW, LPC, or LPCC
  • Ability to teach and model parenting skills.
  • Crisis intervention skills.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Effective verbal and written skills
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word.
  • Drivers licensed required

Duties :

  • Provide supportive services and crisis intervention to families referred to the Reunification Services Program.
  • Visit with the family 5 to 10 hours face-to-face per week for approximately 12 weeks.
  • Attend staff meetings, Semi-Annual Reviews (SAR), family team meetings and court hearings.
  • Keep accurate billing logs.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education: Bachelor’s

For additional information or to submit a resume please contact Ann Morrissey at 937-439-4406 x1103

Agape Strong Giving Hope for Tomorrow

We are thankful to all of our sponsors of Agape Strong – Giving Hope for Tomorrow.

Celebrating Bridget’s 40 Years of Serving Families and Children through Adoption

Today we are celebrating Bridget Sheets and her 40 years of dedication in the field of Social Services to children and families on our community.

Bridget joined our staff more than 8 years ago and was a part of our Reunification Services team and became the agency Adoption Coordinator shortly after joining the staff.  We are incredibly thankful for Bridget’s and all the lives that she has impacted for the good.  Throughout her career she is responsible for more than 1000 children finding their forever family through adoption.

Thank you for being an integral part of our Agape family. You will be greatly missed. #AgapeStrong

 

 

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