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

Agape’s Top 10 of May 2021

We are so excited to begin sharing our top 10 of each month! Agape staff and families are out growing families and changing lives!!

  1. We had a young man who was adopted by one of our foster families at the age of 17 in December 2020 and he GRADUATED high school!
  2. One of our young adults’ little boys was featured in a flyer for Riverside Early Intervention! It was an awesome article with an adorable picture of him!
  3. One of our young adults gave birth to a healthy baby girl this month!!!
  4. Bridges Liaison’s attended TWO high School graduations this year!!
  5. The Knabel family finalized their adoption of their beautiful baby girl!
  6. Thanks to the donations to our youth and family fund, we had a young girl receive her own bike this month to ride in her neighborhood! We hear she is doing it almost every day!
  7. One of our youth who was adopted last year attended Camp Joy while in Foster Care. He enjoyed camp so much that he is now employed and just started his first job!! 
  8. We licensed one family this year!
  9. Agape had 5 graduates!!!
  10. A young adult moved into their first apartment!!!

#agapestrong

Light the Night Fundraiser

Dear Agape Family,

We’re forming a Light The Night fundraising team and we hope you’ll join us. We are forming this team in memory of Sandie Geib with the goal of supporting the cause and raising funds to find cures for blood cancers.

Light The Night is an evening walk and fundraising event supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission to find cures for blood cancers. LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research, finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer patients. It is our communities’ night to bring light to the darkness of cancer by celebrating those who are fighting the disease and to honor those we have lost.

By joining our team and raising funds for this important cause, you’ll be making a real impact on the fight against cancer. Walk night is a light filled evening where we come together as a community to honor survivors, raise awareness of blood cancers and remember those who have lost their battle.

Visit our Team page at https://pages.lls.org/ltn/sohd/Dayton21/Agapeforyouth and join our efforts today!

If you would like to join our team please click the ‘Join’ button next to our team at the bottom of the page and follow the prompts to register. If joining our team is not something you are interested in, but would still like to help please visit our team page to make a donation! Any amount is appreciated! The link above allows you to donate online quickly & securely. You will receive an email confirmation of your donation as soon as it is made.

Also available is Agape apparel:

                Agape Wristband: $1

                Agape Car Decals: $3

                Agape Mask: $8

                Team Agape Light the Night T-Shirt: $15

Contact Stephani Bordelon at sbordelon@agapeforyouth.com or 937-439-4406 ext. 1122 to place your order for Agape apparel and items today! We thank you in advance for your support which will make a difference in the lives of thousands of patients battling blood cancers.

We really appreciate your generosity and help honoring Sandie!

Monday, March 30, 2020 Update

As we continue to face this unparalleled health crisis through the Covid-19 virus, we want to assure you that here at Agape for Youth, Inc., we are continuing to do everything we can to protect our staff, the families, children and young adults we serve.

The offices of Agape for Youth, Inc. are currently open for business, but please note this is subject to change as the mandates from state and federal officials change. On Sunday, March 29, 2020, the mandate for “social distancing” was extended through April 30, 2020.  

To reduce the risk of possible exposure, we have made the following decisions:

*Ongoing training has been canceled for the month of April.

*Bridging Hope and Futures has been canceled for April.

*Education Night has been canceled for April.

*The Community Blessings Room is closed.

We thank you for your understanding and your patience as we all work together through this crisis.

Thank You for Your Understanding

As we face this unprecedented health crisis effecting our community through the Coronavirus, we want to assure you that here at Agape for Youth, Inc. we are doing everything we can to protect our staff, the families, children and young adults we serve.

The offices of Agape for Youth, Inc. are currently open for business, but please note this is subject to change as the mandates from state and federal officials change.

In an effort to reduce the risk of possible exposure, we have made the following decisions:

*Ongoing trainings have been cancelled for the month of March.
*Bridging Hope and Futures has been cancelled for March.
*Education Night has been cancelled for March.
*The Community Blessings Room is closed.
*Staff are encouraged to work remotely when possible, reducing the number of individuals in the office.
*Door knobs, handles and keypads are sanitized multiple times day.

We thank you for your understanding and your patience as we all work together through this crisis.

#AgapeStrong

Foster Parents Needed!

Have you ever thought about being a foster parent?  Are you curious about the process and what is involved?  We are here to help.  You can be the one to make a difference in the lives of children in your local community. 

Contact the Agape for Youth, Inc. Licensing Team at 937-439-4406 or 513- 914-2971

Click the image below and see how one family is making a difference.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Agape for Youth, Inc. Family!

Bridges Program Provider

Did you know that Agape for Youth, Inc. is a Bridges Program Provider?

Agape for Youth, Inc. provides services available through Bridges, a program in Ohio that extends housing and other supportive services to eligible young adults who leave foster care on or after their 18th birthday but are not yet 21.

You may be eligible for Bridges if you are not yet 21 and if you left the Ohio foster care system at age 18, 19 or 20.

In addition, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Completing secondary education or a program leading to an equivalent credential
  • Enrolled in college or other post-secondary schools
  • Participating in a program or activity designed to promote, or remove barriers to, employment
  • Employed at least 80 hours a month
  • Incapable of doing any of the above activities due to a physical or mental health condition

Our Bridges Staff

Jamie Fisher – Bridges Supervisor – 937-439-4406 x 1114

Bridges Liaisons

Lisa Beckman – 513-914-2971 x 1126

Jana Slick, LSW – 513-914-2971 x 1125

Allen Conner – 937-439-4406 x 1115

Foster Parents Needed

Foster Parents Needed

Have you ever considered becoming a Foster Family and were unsure as to the steps to take or how to begin the process?

We are here to help.

Contact our Dayton, Ohio office at 937-439-4406 or our Cincinnati, Ohio office at 513- 914-2971 and talk with one of Licensing Team.  You can also email Val Baker at vbaker@agapeforyouth.com.

They are available to answer your questions and provide the necessary information so you can begin the process.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Thank You Sponsors, Donors and Guests!

We would like to thank our sponsors, donors and guests for their support of the 2019 Agape Strong Giving Hope for Tomorrow Fundraising Gala.

The evening was a tremendous success, bringing together old friend and new, celebrating the agencies 30th year of serving southwest Ohio. We also celebrated the first family licensed with Agape for Youth, Inc., Clifford and Lauretta Phillips.

We are extremely grateful to our sponsors and encourage you to visit their businesses and support our local community.

The Hatton Foundation, Cox Media Group Ohio, PNC, The Ohio State University College of Social Work, ABC22/Fox45, Ameriprise, Assured Partners, Cedar Grove Fence, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Guardian, Heidelberg , Holmes Marketing, Key-Ads, Levin Family Foundation, McGohan Brabender, Montgomery County Commissioners, Nucor, Reliable Electric, RGW Development, Matt Scarr Associates, SouthBrook, UPS, Vectren and Wesbanco.

Agape Strong Giving Hope for Tomorrow Fundraising Gala/Auction

https://www.agapeforyouth.com/thankyouforyourdonation/

Agape Strong Giving Hope for Tomorrow is the signature fundraising event for Agape for Youth, Inc.
The event is on Friday, August 16, 2019 and begin at 6pm at the Steam Plant in Dayton.


The evening will feature stories of the families and children served through the Foster Care, Adoption through Foster Care and Reunification Services.

The event will also include a silent and live auction
Tickets are on sale now!

For additional information please visit https://www.agapeforyouth.com/agape-strong-giving-hope-for-tomorrow-fundraising-gala/

If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Sandie at sgeib2@agapeforyouth.com or at 937-439-4406

Celebrating our Foster Families

On Tuesday, May 21, 2019 we hosted an Open House to celebrate the foster families of Agape for Youth, Inc. We had a wonderful evening and are thankful to all who were a part of making the event a great success.