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Family Initiative’s All in for Autism Casino Night raises $195,000 to support launch of Thrive Academy Priority

2022-11-15T15:43:55-05:00November 15th, 2022|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Family Initiative’s All in for Autism Casino Night brought in $195,000 to support the launch of Thrive Academy, a private educational space designed to meet the unique needs of adolescents diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Held Nov. 4 at The Westin Cape Coral Resort, the event was made possible thanks to many sponsors including the [...]

Family Initiative expands training, clinical support for caregivers of foster children in Miami-Dade, Sarasota and Manatee counties

2022-06-20T12:18:08-04:00June 20th, 2022|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Family Initiative, Inc. is expanding its child welfare contracts to provide training and clinical support to more out-of-home caregivers and foster families in the Sarasota and Miami areas. The Florida-based nonprofit was founded on the belief that every child and family should have the chance to thrive regardless of the challenges they may face. Family [...]

Family Initiative promotes Leigh Ann Drew to child welfare director

2022-06-10T10:06:59-04:00June 10th, 2022|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Family Initiative has promoted Leigh Ann Drew to child welfare director. In this role, Drew oversees all the child welfare programs and services statewide for the Florida-based nonprofit. Family Initiative focuses on providing compassionate training, education and support to families in two areas: those with children living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and those who [...]

Family Initiative announces Pat Webster Memorial Scholarship fund

2022-05-13T11:47:59-04:00May 13th, 2022|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Family Initiative, Inc., a Florida-based nonprofit organization serving children and families living with autism spectrum disorder, has announced the establishment of the Pat Webster Scholarship fund to provide opportunities for children, teens and young adults to succeed. “The scholarship fund is in honor of co-founder Eileen Webster’s mother, Pat Webster, and the force of good [...]

Family Initiative launches Together We Succeed and Project Thrive programs for children in Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties

2022-02-15T15:38:06-05:00February 15th, 2022|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Family Initiative, the Florida-based nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of families and children in the welfare system, is launching two new voluntary programs – Together We Succeed and Project Thrive – to Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties. Family Initiative was founded in 2015 by David Brown and Anjali Van Drie in Southwest Florida [...]

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