Family Services

SOAR Fox Cities Family Services programs feature a wide variety of specialized events, forums, activities, outings, celebrations and collaborative initiatives which provide opportunities for families to have recreational, educational, and supportive and fun experiences together! Some of the purposes of this program include: 

  • Fostering healthy and happy relationships for families caring for a child with a developmental disability.

  • Providing family members/caregivers opportunities to share concerns, address questions, and network with others who share similar challenges.

  • Offering a safe, accepting and inclusive atmosphere for parents, siblings, relatives, friends, caregivers, and participants as they interact in meaningful community-based activities.

  • Offering assistance with activity fees so there are no financial obstacles for involvement.

Training for Families, Youth and Providers 

SOAR Together – Social Educational Nights

SOAR Together Social Education Nights are hosted by SOAR Fox Cities throughout the year around topics of interest to parents, caregivers, and professionals who care for or work with individuals with developmental disabilities, and other members of the community who are interested in increasing their awareness or knowledge on topics related to disabilities and inclusion. Past topics have included Social and Recreational Opportunities, Guardianship, Financial Planning, and Social Security Related Programs.

SOAR Together is held at The Mad Apple Burger and Billiard Co. Programming begins at 6pm with networking and the opportunity to order food, and is followed by the presentation and discussion. This is a free program, with the exception and option of ordering food at your own expense.

Please register for this program. Click here to learn more.

Please contact Family Program Coordinator, Grace Arrowood for questions or suggestions about a topic at 920-731-9831 x 113.

Coffee Connections – Networking and Support Group

Coffee Connections is a daytime support group for parents, guardians or caregivers looking to connect to other caregivers in the community. Coffee Connections offers peer-to-peer support and explores topics related to future planning and long-term care options. Meeting times are 10am to 11:30am the first Wednesday of each month. Coffee and pastries are provided.

This is a free program, but registration is requested at least one day prior to the meeting.

Please register by emailing grace@soarfoxcities.com

Please contact Family Program Coordinator, Grace Arrowood for questions or suggestions about a topic at 920-731-9831 x 113.

Click here for Coffee Connections schedule and topics.

 

Annual Family Programs

K.I.T.E Conference: Knowledge. Independence. Togetherness. Empowerment.

The KITE Conference is for parents, family members, self-advocates and professionals, and features disability-related topics and an opportunity to connect with local community resources. Past breakout sessions have included, Speech, Behavior, Self-care for Caregivers, Respite, Advocacy and Future Planning. The next KITE Conference is scheduled for March 2019.  

Please contact Family Program Coordinator, Grace Arrowood at 920-731-9831 x 113 or grace@soarfoxcities.com with questions or ideas for topics.

Fall Family Event

Fall Family Event is an evening full of activities for the whole family held in October. This year will feature crafts, games, hayrides, picking pumpkins, gourds and colored corn, all followed by dinner and a bonfire!

Please contact Family Program Coordinator, Grace Arrowood at 920-731-9831 x 113 or grace@soarfoxcities.com

Corn Roast

The biggest family social event of the year! Bring your whole family to Pierce Park in August for games, music, dinner and delicious roasted corn!

Please contact Family Program Coordinator, Grace Arrowood at 920-731-9831 x 113 or grace@soarfoxcities.com

Holiday Party

What better way to wrap up the year with the SOAR Holiday Party! Enjoy food, music, crafts and an appearance from Mr. and Mrs. Claus! Ho, ho, ho!

Please register for this program. Click here to learn more.

Please contact Family Program Coordinator, Grace Arrowood at 920-731-9831 x 113 or grace@soarfoxcities.com

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