Child Advocacy Expo 2022 Last Call

March Angel's Newsletter
March Angel's Newsletter
March Angel's Newsletter

ALL REGISTRATION FORMS IN BY FRIDAY, JULY 22ND 2022
LAST CHANCE

IF YOU HAVE NOT YET RESERVED YOUR TABLE FOR THE EXPO, PLEASE DO SO NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JULY 29TH 2022, SINCE THE PASSPORTS GO IN FOR PRINTING WITH ALL THE AGENCIES WHO ARE PARTICIPATING!

REMEMBER, IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE ANGEL $500 DRAWING, YOU MUST RESERVE A TABLE AND VISIT EACH TABLE. YOU WILL RECEIVE A STICKER FROM EACH OF THE AGENCIES YOU VISIT THAT ALLOWS YOU TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE DRAWING. EVERY TABLE WILL HAVE ONE TICKET FOR THE DRAWING. WE SUGGEST THAT YOU HAVE AT LEAST TWO REPRESENTATIVES FROM YOUR AGENCY IN ATTENDANCE SO ONE PERSON REPRESENTS YOUR TABLE WHILE THE OTHER VISITS WITH THE PARTICIPATING AGENCIES. IT IS A FUN AND EDUCATIONAL!

March Angel's Newsletter

Attention Community Partners!

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY IS OUR CHILD ADVOCACY EXPO! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AND LEARNING WHO IS WHO IN OUR COMMUNITY AND ALL THE GREAT THINGS HAPPENING IN THE LIVES OF THE CHILDREN WE ADVOCATE FOR 24/7!

11TH ANNUAL CHILD ADVOCACY EXPO
HOSTED BY ANGELS AGAINST ABUSE, INC.
Back by Popular Demand!
Please Join the Angels for the
11th Annual Child Advocacy Expo
Thursday, August 4th, 2022 – 9 am to 1:00 pm
Pinellas Realtor Organization
4590 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, FL

The Angels are thrilled to host our 11th Annual Child Advocacy Expo. Not only is this a networking opportunity for our community partners, but it is an opportunity to gain experience about all the resources we have in our community that are making a difference in the lives of the children and families we advocate for 24/7.

We will have a special guest speaker, Shevaun Harris who is the Secretary of the Department of Children and Families, and introducing our new lead agency, Family Support Systems of North Florida. You will not want to miss this opportunity to gain experience about the changes in the child welfare system and the importance of our community partners being part of the solution. It takes each of us to work as a TEAM to have a greater impact on the children we advocate for.

The vision of this event continues to be focused on bringing together local agencies, charities and organizations involved in the child welfare system. It will be a morning of networking and information sharing. It is our hope to have all major players involved in this event which is why we are specifically requesting your participation. The Angels feel strongly about collaborating our efforts and working as a TEAM to accomplish more for the children we advocate for. Together we can truly be effective in their lives.

We will start the morning with a meet and greet of the local agencies. You will visit each of their tables and learn more about what is going on in our community that are affecting children’s lives and the many resources needed for their support. You will have an opportunity to introduce your agency to the group at the podium for a two-minute talk about your mission. Secretary Harris will take the podium to introduce herself and talk about moving forward and making changes. The remainder of the morning presentation will be followed by booth-time so that attendees can share materials about their organization and learn about the many resources available in our community. For every community agency attending, there will be an opportunity to enter a drawing to win a $500 donation from the Angels. These tickets will be provided at check-in. You must have a table assignment to be eligible.

PLEASE GET YOUR REGISTRATION FORMS IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! OUR VENUE IS LIMITED TO 50 TABLES AND WE WANT TO INCLUDE AS MANY RESOURCES AS POSSIBLE. SOME AGENCIES MAY HAVE TO SHARE A TABLE.

If you are attending as a guest or student, please register as well so we know how many attendees will be participating. Please feel free to contact Sandy

March Angel's Newsletter

ABOUT SECRETARY, SHEVAUN HARRIS

Shevaun Harris joined the Department of Children and Families as the Secretary in February 2021 after a two-decade career at the Agency for Health Care Administration. Prior to joining DCF, Secretary Harris served as Acting Secretary at the Agency for Health Care Administration where she was responsible for administering the Florida Medicaid program and regulating over 40,000 licensed health care facilities in the state. She also led the Agency’s COVID-19 efforts in partnership with other state agencies and essential health care providers. Secretary Harris has held positions in the health and human services field, providing services to children and adults diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and children receiving services in an inpatient psychiatric program. During her tenure at the AHCA, Secretary Harris led the development of all Medicaid policies and implementation of the agency’s quality improvement initiatives with particular focus on perinatal and behavioral health outcomes. She joined DCF in early 2021 and has made holistic care for families a priority by strategically working to integrate systems and services. She has joined First Lady Casey DeSantis in launching Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity, a personalized approach to helping families overcome barriers to self-sufficiency through community collaboration. Secretary Harris continues to drive innovative prevention and early intervention efforts through the work of the Department and Community Partners.

We are looking forward to a successful event and hope our partners will attend. Many potential donors also attend this event since it is a wonderful way for them to have one on one time with our community leaders.

March Angel's Newsletter
March Angel's Newsletter

AUGUST 4TH, 2022 – A NETWORKING OPPORTUITY – 9:00 AM TO 1:00 PM
SIGN UP NOW &
BE A PART OF THE TEAM

Angels Against Abuse Gives HOPE,
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow….

WE NEED YOUR VOTE TO STAY ON TOP.

THANK YOU ANGELS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO WRITE A REVIEW!

THIS IS SO IMPORTANT SO PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES AND LET EVERYONE KNOW HOW WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

YOUR WORDS SPEAK VOLUMES IN THE COMMUNITY!

PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!

We are looking for volunteers for all of our upcoming events. Please contact Sandy Kearney by clicking on the above link and let us know which of our upcoming events you are available to help volunteer. Please remember that all of these events benefit the Angels and your support will make a difference. Thank you for your support!

July 2022

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GOSH! THE TIME IS FLYING BY. IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE IT IS JULY ALREADY! THE THE ANGELS HOPE THAT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL AND SAFE JULY 4TH WEEKEND.
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Dear Readers, the Angels would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our readers for their support throughout our 15 year journey as Angels Against Abuse, Inc. We are so proud of our accomplishments in the community for the children and youth we advocate for. It is only thanks to the generous hearts of our wonderful Angels and donors who believe in us and support our mission.

Thank you to our Community Leaders for all you do to advocate for the children and youth in the child welfare system by giving them HOPE for a better tomorrow.

HAPPY 4th of JULY 2022

March Angel's Newsletter

11TH ANNUAL CHILD ADVOCACY EXPO
HOSTED BY ANGELS AGAINST ABUSE, INC.
Back by Popular Demand!
Please Join the Angels for the
11th Annual Child Advocacy Expo
Thursday, August 4th, 2022 – 9 am to 1:00 pm
Pinellas Realtor Organization
4590 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, FL

The Angels are thrilled to host our 11th Annual Child Advocacy Expo. Not only is this a networking opportunity for our community partners, but it is an opportunity to gain experience about all the resources we have in our community that are making a difference in the lives of the children and families we advocate for 24/7.

We will have a special guest speaker, Shevaun Harris who is the Secretary of the Department of Children and Families, and introducing our new lead agency, Family Support Systems of North Florida. You will not want to miss this opportunity to gain experience about the changes in the child welfare system and the importance of our community partners being part of the solution. It takes each of us to work as a TEAM to have a greater impact on the children we advocate for.

The vision of this event continues to be focused on bringing together local agencies, charities and organizations involved in the child welfare system. It will be a morning of networking and information sharing. It is our hope to have all major players involved in this event which is why we are specifically requesting your participation. The Angels feel strongly about collaborating our efforts and working as a TEAM to accomplish more for the children we advocate for. Together we can truly be effective in their lives.

We will start the morning with a meet and greet of the local agencies. You will visit each of their tables and learn more about what is going on in our community that are affecting children’s lives and the many resources needed for their support. You will have an opportunity to introduce your agency to the group at the podium for a two-minute talk about your mission. Secretary Harris will take the podium to introduce herself and talk about moving forward and making changes. The remainder of the morning presentation will be followed by booth-time so that attendees can share materials about their organization and learn about the many resources available in our community. For every community agency attending, there will be an opportunity to enter a drawing to win a $500 donation from the Angels. These tickets will be provided at check-in. You must have a table assignment to be eligible.

PLEASE GET YOUR REGISTRATION FORMS IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! OUR VENUE IS LIMITED TO 50 TABLES AND WE WANT TO INCLUDE AS MANY RESOURCES AS POSSIBLE. SOME AGENCIES MAY HAVE TO SHARE A TABLE.

If you are attending as a guest or student, please register as well so we know how many attendees will be participating. Please feel free to contact Sandy

ABOUT SECRETARY, SHEVAUN HARRIS

Shevaun Harris joined the Department of Children and Families as the Secretary in February 2021 after a two-decade career at the Agency for Health Care Administration. Prior to joining DCF, Secretary Harris served as Acting Secretary at the Agency for Health Care Administration where she was responsible for administering the Florida Medicaid program and regulating over 40,000 licensed health care facilities in the state. She also led the Agency’s COVID-19 efforts in partnership with other state agencies and essential health care providers. Secretary Harris has held positions in the health and human services field, providing services to children and adults diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and children receiving services in an inpatient psychiatric program. During her tenure at the AHCA, Secretary Harris led the development of all Medicaid policies and implementation of the agency’s quality improvement initiatives with particular focus on perinatal and behavioral health outcomes. She joined DCF in early 2021 and has made holistic care for families a priority by strategically working to integrate systems and services. She has joined First Lady Casey DeSantis in launching Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity, a personalized approach to helping families overcome barriers to self-sufficiency through community collaboration. Secretary Harris continues to drive innovative prevention and early intervention efforts through the work of the Department and Community Partners.

We are looking forward to a successful event and hope our partners will attend. Many potential donors also attend this event since it is a wonderful way for them to have one on one time with our community leaders.

March Angel's Newsletter
March Angel's Newsletter

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP

I would like to personally thank Kelly Johnson, Child Protection, Investigation Division, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and Celeste Fernandez & Sandy O’Farrell, of the Dept. Children & Families for their assistance in helping to get the word out for our Annual Child Advocacy Expo. The Angels feel this event is an excellent opportunity to network with the participating agencies and find ways to make a BIGGER difference in our community for the children and youth in the child welfare systems. It will be TIME WELL SPENT. It is also a great opportunity for donors, organizations and foundations to meet one on one with the participating agencies.

NO MEETING IN JULY

WE WILL SEE YOU AUGUST 9TH 2022
8:30 AM TO 9:30 AM PASADENA COMMUNITY CHURCH, LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER
227 70TH STREET SOUTH, ST PETERSBURG FL

Another fantastic meeting in June! We had great attendance and so much information was shared. Every time we leave our meetings, we feel like we have gained more knowledge and understanding of what is going on in our community and the children and youth we advocate for. A BIG thanks to those community leaders who take time from their busy schedules to share with our group!

Please plan on attending in August when we kick-off for our next big event, the Angel Awareness Event, our, October 21st 2022 at the St Pete Yacht Club. It is going to be a night to remember. Details below.

Let’s make our August meeting another record breaker!

ANNUAL ANGEL AWARENESS EVENT
HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA
OCTOBER 21st, 2022, ST PETE YACHT CLUB
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
TICKETS WENT ON SALE JULY 1ST 2022

OUR ANNUAL GALA
A CLASSY HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA
SPARKLE WITH THE GLITTER QUEENS

The Angels will be inducting the The St Pete Glitter Queens into our Archangel Hall of Fame at our 2022 annual event. Break out your tiaras Queens, it is going to be a night to remember. We will have great music, food, entertainment, but most of all our guests will still know why the Angels do what they do in our community. Thanks to this amazing group of women, they chose Angels Against Abuse as their charity of choice in 2015 and helped us make a difference in the lives of the children and families we advocate for 24/7.

We have modified the attire by popular demand! We are asking that our guests wear something dressy Black and jazz it up with ORANGE, PURPLE, GREEN or any other Halloween colors. We want it to be a classy event, Angel style!

We would like to have some help with Silent/Live Auction Items, baskets or gift certificates. We need volunteers for set-up and tear-down for the event and any help is appreciated. Please email [email protected] with any assistance you can provide.

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HELLO LADIES!
THE ANGEL BRUNCH BUNCH FASHION SHOW
SATURDAY, APRIL 29TH 2023
THE ST PETE YACHT CLUB

Mark your calendar for another fabulous fashion show hosted by the Angels! Our first Fashion Show was such a success that we decided to make it an annual event. The date is SATURDAY, APRIL 29TH 2023. We will provide details as we get closer to the end of the year.

ATTENTION COMMUNITY PARTNERS

If you would like to share your link for your monthly newsletters, please forward me the link. This will help keep everyone connected.

The Angels are happy to share any news with our community partners. If you have some great news to share or an event coming up that you would like to add to our newsletter, we are happy to help. We want to know what is going on in our community so share your news with us! We are all in this together!

MEET OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Please follow the links to read about our Community Partners and all they are doing to make a difference in our community for the children, youth and families we advocate for 24/7.

Our community leaders are changing lives and giving children HOPE for a better tomorrow. It takes all of us to make it happen!

Children are our future…

Gloria Lawson, thank you for all you do to make a difference in the lives of the children in our community. Your commitment to these children is a blessing, and the lives you have changed never goes unnoticed.

Thank you for your leadership.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR ANOTHER
MAD HATTER TEA PARTY!
JULY 32ST, 2023
MORNING TEA 11 AM TO 1 PM
AFTERNOON TEA 2 PM TO 4 PM

Once again the Sunshine City Kiwanis Club will be hosting another fantastic MAD HATTER TEA PARTY! On behalf of the Angels, thank you Allen Yergovich and Elizabeth Wulff for keeping our legacy alive… They need volunteers. Please contact Elizabeth Wulff at: [email protected]

READ ALL ABOUT IT, CLICK BELOW!

THANK YOU TO ALL THE MENTORS AND LEADERS AT FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN TAMPA BAY FOR YOUR 12.5 YEAR COMMITMENT TO THE CHILDREN YOU ADVOCATE FOR ALL YEAR LONG

The Angels have partnered with Friends of the Children Tampa Bay for over seven years and we have had the opportunity to see the difference that these mentors are making in the children’s lives that they mentor for 12.5 years. This program allows a child to know there is a stable person in their life that can change their journey. These mentors are heroes to these children and the Angels want to thank each and every one of them for their support and guidance to these children.

YOUR ARE HEROES

OUR OPPORTUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM IS A HUGE SUCCESS.

The Angels are putting smiles on the faces of children in our community with our partnership with Hero to a Child for the Opportunity Outreach Program. As these requests for the little things that make a difference in a child’s life come in, we fill them immediately with the hope that we are making a difference in this child’s life. This outreach program allows these children an outlet to build friendships, social skills and feel like any other normal child which will change their lives and give them HOPE for a better tomorrow..

The Angels partnered with Directions for Living approximately ten years and we have seen first-hand the impact they have had in our community. April Lott serves as the President & CEO of the local nonprofit Directions for Living and has for nearly 15 years. Her impact goes well beyond the work she does in that role. She is an incredible force for good. She is a fierce advocate for children, a relentless giver of altruistic time and talent and energy, and a true leader in the field of social services.

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO

The Angels have been working with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, CPI Division for over 13 years and we have provided many programs that have made a difference in the lives of the children and youth we advocate for 24/7 addressing the needs requested by this division of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. The investigators of the Child Protection Investigation Department work tirelessly to keep children safe while at the same time make their transition in the child welfare system as comfortable as possible.

The Angels have been partners with Healthy Start PAT Program for approximately six years providing infant needs and adopting families through our Christmas Giving Program. We have been a part of the impact that this organization has on the new moms and their babies over the years we have been a part of this program. Thank you to the staff and leaders of Healthy Start for all you do to give these little babies a healthy start.

The Kind Mouse has filled over 681,000 tummies. Thank you Gina for your hard work and all your mice helpers.

Happy Birthday Kind Mouse! You have touched so many children’s lives in the past 10 years.

YOU ARE A HERO!

Schenelle Conway| Family and Community Engagement Specialist

NOW ENROLLING
Head Start Mission
To educate, equip, and empower children, families and staff through partnerships
and efficient data driven systems to close the achievement gap.

Head Start Vision
Ready for School, Prepared for Life.

Lutheran Services Florida
Helping people build healthier, happier, and hope-filled tomorrows

Angel Monthly Meeting Schedule
2022

Angel Monthly Meeting Schedule
Summer Break July

August 4th 2022 – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Child Advocacy
Pinellas Realtor Organization
4590 Ulmerton Road
Clearwater, FL 33762

August 9th 2022 – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Angel Meeting (2nd Tuesday)
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

September 13th 2022 – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Angel Meeting (2nd Tuesday)
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

October 11th 2022 – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Angel Meeting (2nd Tuesday)
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

Angel Monthly Meeting Schedule
2022

October 21st 2022 – 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Annual Awareness Event
Halloween Extravaganza
St Pete Yacht Club
11 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL

November 8th 2022 – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Angel Meeting (2nd Tuesday)
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

December 14th 2022 – 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Annual Christmas Giving Celebration
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

2023 EVENTS
April 29th, 2023 – 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Angel Fashion Show
St Pete Yacht Club
11 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL

Angels Against Abuse Gives HOPE,
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow….

WE NEED YOUR VOTE TO STAY ON TOP.

THANK YOU ANGELS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO WRITE A REVIEW!

THIS IS SO IMPORTANT SO PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES AND LET EVERYONE KNOW HOW WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

YOUR WORDS SPEAK VOLUMES IN THE COMMUNITY!

PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!

We are looking for volunteers for all of our upcoming events. Please contact Sandy Kearney by clicking on the above link and let us know which of our upcoming events you are available to help volunteer. Please remember that all of these events benefit the Angels and your support will make a difference. Thank you for your support!