In the News

Four Oaks Family Connections focuses attention on foster teens for Adoption Month

by Barry Green Monday, November 14th 2022 Cedar Rapids — Monday afternoon, the Four Oaks Family Connections staff announced they will be focusing their attention on the unique needs teens in foster care for Adoption
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Four Oaks’ Liz Estilow Speaks About Foster Care and Her Organization, My G.E.A.R.

Kate Howes, Herald Correspondent Nov 14, 2022 CLINTON – Liz Estilow has seen the terror in a 3-year-old’s eyes when they are taken from the only home they’ve ever known
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Nine adoptions took place at the Juvenile Justice Center in Cedar Rapids

by Nada Shamah Thursday, November 17th 2022 It was an emotional day at the Juvenile Justice Center in Cedar Rapids. Nine children were adopted Thursday afternoon. For Michelle and Tom Wood
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Four Oaks Foster and Adoptive Family Connections held annual adoption celebration at Scott County Courthouse

By Larry Goodwin Jr. Published: Nov. 20, 2022 at 10:27 AM CST DAVENPORT, Iowa. (KWQC) – Four Oaks Family Connections raised awareness at Scott County Courthouse today for the need for and
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Four Oaks Education Liaison Kara Grafft Appears as Guest on KCRG News

On Friday, November 18, 2022, Four Oaks Education Liaison Kara Grafft made an appearance on KCRG News! Kara shared tips and coping techniques that anyone can use when they are
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Four Oaks Is A Candidate In Veridian’s Spark The Spirit Campaign

Article from Corridor Business Journal, Voting open for Veridian’s local Giving Tuesday donations (corridorbusiness.com) By CBJ News Staff  – November 1, 2022 Critter Crusaders was the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Corridor’s
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Graduating class

Students from Four Oaks ATLAS Program Part of a Record-Breaking COMPASS Graduating Class

From Linn-Mar alternative program helps get students on track to graduate, pursue their future | The Gazette  by Grace King   Linn-Mar alternative program helps get students on track to
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Four Oaks Partners With The Waukee Community School District To Stop Child and Teen Vaping

from https://who13.com/news/waukee-schools-adding-vape-detectors-following-west-des-moines-lead/      WAUKEE, Iowa — The Waukee Community School District plans to add vape detectors to some of the bathrooms in its high schools sometime this school year.
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School readiness – beyond the first day of Kindergarten

From the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque: Parents and organizations play important roles in providing children with positive experiences that prepare them for school beginning at birth. Over 16 years,
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Horizons Meals on Wheels partners with Affordable Housing Network at Geneva Tower

The Affordable Housing Network, Inc. (AHNI) has partnered with Horizons’ Meals on Wheels to serve congregate meals at Geneva Tower in downtown Cedar Rapids. Starting July 12, residents are able
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The Gazette: Achievement Academy bridges crucial summer learning gaps

CEDAR RAPIDS — Imani Perdomo, a rising fourth-grader at Johnson STEAM Academy, is spending the summer learning and exploring her community at the Achievement Academy at Jane Boyd Community House.
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Iowa Department of Human Services Hosts Roundtable Discussions

On June 22, Four Oaks was honored to be invited by Department of Human Services (DHS) Director Kelly Garcia to participate in a discussion on children’s mental health services and
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Media Contact

Please direct all media inquiries to the team member listed below.

Debbie Craig

Chief Advocacy Officer
Office: 319-784-2242
dcraig@fouroaks.org