The 2020 West Virginia Days of Hope: A Celebration of Prevention and Recovery, will be held the weekend of September 18 – 20.
Day of Hope Resources (Downloadable)
Ideas for Day of Hope:
- Call a special meeting to access your community & plan your strategies.
- Provide information/resources to your community.
- Hold training events and presentations.
- Place announcements with prevention tips in local venues.
- Have youth speakers discuss making positive decisions & remaining drug-free.
- Start a Students Against Destructive Decisions Chapter (SADD) or Youth Board.
- Purchase permanent Rx drop boxes and place them in your community.
- Advocate for policy to support prevention efforts.
- Contact local prevention coalitions and volunteer.
Ten ways you can Touch a Life for the 2020 Days of Hope
- Become a foster parent (https://dhhr.wv.gov/bcf/Providers/Pages/Adoption.aspx)
- If you are a foster, adoptive, or kinship parent, join the WVFAKPN Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/WVFosterParents/)
- Donate to a foster/kinship closet (https://www.missionwv.org/foster-care-closets-in-wv)
- Support a foster, kinship, and/or adoptive child or youth in scouting (Girl Scouts – http://www.bdgsc.org; Boy Scouts – http://www.buckskin.org)
- Celebrate National Foster Care month in May and Foster Parent Day on May 31 (https://www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth).
- Provide respite or child care for a family
- Provide other support for families such as meals, assistance with rides, grocery shopping, cleaning, or lawn care.
- Support foster agencies, staff, and child protective service workers
- Befriend and listen to foster parents without judging. Support them in grieving when children leave their homes and in walking through this difficult journey.
- Pray for the foster, adoptive, and kinship families in your congregation and community