Fun Summer Excursions

With summer right around the corner and high temperatures already hitting Socal. I wanted to suggest some fun things to do over the summer!

 Beach

Enjoy some time in the sun with family and friends! Bring a canopy and a mini grill and enjoy a small cook out! Don’t forget to wear sunscreen SPF 50 and covers against UVA and UVB light!

 Fishing

Although you have to wake up early, this is a fun activity to do with the family. It teaches patience and there are a lot of fun memories families can make together.

Water Balloon Fight

Go to your nearest convenience store that sells water balloons and cool off at home with a water balloon fight with family or friends!

Hiking

If you live by any trails or know any trails this is a fun morning activity to do with family. In the morning walk through nature and get some fresh air! Take some lunch and have a picnic during or after the hike and enjoy being outside before it warms up too much.

 

What are some things you like to do over the summer?

Also always remember to wear sunscreen any time you go out into the sun!

 

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Summer Picnic

This weekend we had our annual summer picnic! We would like to thank all our families and children who attended! We hope you had a great time, made fun memories, and hopefully won a lot of prizes! We would also like to thank our staff who attended and participated in the event!

Thank you so much to everyone! It wouldn’t have been as great as it was without all of you!

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Reunification Month!

The month of July is National reunification month! During this month we would like to spread awareness of the importance of reunifying children with their biological families.

Here at Ark our goal is always reunification depending on familial circumstances. We would also like to thank every social worker’s hard work to reuniting families together.

Happy Reunification month!

 

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Book of the Month

A book I really like and would recommend others to read is the Sweep series by Cate Tiernan.

This book series follows Morgan Rowland’s. A high school girl who discovers she is descended from a long line of witches. All while a new student named Cal Blaire shows up and transforms her life.

This book is a YA fiction series. There is a lot of love, suspense, and self realization throughout the book. The characters are relatable and it is well written throughout. If you’re a fan of YA fiction I would recommend this book series.

 

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New Sesame Street Muppet!!!

There has been a new muppet introduction on Sesame Street! The characters name is Karli and she is a foster child who currently lives with her foster parents!

Here at Ark we are super excited over this new character introduction because it brings awareness to the foster system! There are so many children in the system and this also brings awareness to how important the foster system is. If you have time today be sure to check out the new episode!!!!

 

 

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Memorial Day Weekend

We wish you a Happy, Fun, Safe, Memorial Weekend as we remember those who have sacrificed themselves fighting for our Country.

From Ark Homes to you,

Thank You,

 

 

 

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Fun Ideas for a Rainy Day

It has been raining a lot these past few days in SoCal. Personally I love the rain but it can get in the way of doing outside activities with friends and family. So today I will be giving a few fun ideas of what you can do on a rainy day.

Reading!

If plans were cancelled because of the rain, there is no better time to prepare yourself a hot drink, get settled in a comfortable area and pick up a book you’ve been wanting to read. Likewise if you have children, read together or do some story telling.

At Home Cinema

Make pop-corn at home, prepare some snacks, grab some blankets, or even build a fort and enjoy watching movies at home!

Board-games and Card games

If you have  games such as monopoly, mancala, uno, exploding kittens, sorry! etc, these would be fun ideas to spend some fun time with family on a rainy day!

Baking!

There is no better day to do some baking on a cold day! Bake some muffins or cookies together as a family, and the house will also become nice and warm.

 

These were just a few ideas and I’m sure there are plenty more! What do you like to do on rainy days?

 

 

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National Foster Care Month 2019

Here at Ark Homes we are always striving to do our best for our kids in placement. Our main goal for our children is reunification with their families if possible.

Children are the future, foster children are part of that future.

This month we want to acknowledge all the kids that are currently in the system by celebrating Foster Care month. We would also like to thank the families who are making it possible for these kids to live a more happy, stable life.

Thank you

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-national-foster-care-month-2019/

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Mental Health Awareness Month

The month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

Here at Ark we acknowledge that mental health is very important. We would like to acknowledge those who maybe suffering with any mental illness. Mental health topics should not be stigmatized. According to NAMI 20% of youth ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition; According to the school of social work at Cal State San Bernardino children in California between 12-17 have experienced at least one major depressive episode within the last 12 months.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness we assure you there is hope and there is happiness. Consider talking to a professional therapist, counselor, or doctor. They may be able to give you resources you need. For California there is AB895 to help younger individuals to receive the help they need. Flyer 1

Hoping everyone has lovely weekend.

Posted by Cristina