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Choices: Really?

May 9, 2016  |  Published in Agency News, Family Services

 I’ve been pondering lately just how complex the lives of our families become through the experience of homelessness. These musings were generated by a recent conversation with one of...
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Celebrating the Week of the Young Child

April 15, 2016  |  Published in Agency News, Early Childhood

The Week of the Young Child is an annual event celebrating early learning, young children and teachers and families. The week of April 11-15, our Vogel Alcove children enjoyed...
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Yum! Brands Supports Vogel Alcove

April 12, 2016  |  Published in Agency News, Corporate Partners

Yum! Brands (Pizza Hut, KFC, and Taco Bell) has nearly 43,000 restaurants in more than 130 countries and territories worldwide. As a global restaurant company, Yum! Brands supports hunger...
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Positive Messaging Helps Children in Trauma

April 8, 2016  |  Published in Agency News, Family Services

Last fall, several of us had the opportunity at attend a two-day training on Trauma Informed Care Sponsored by Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance. Carmela DeCandia, Ph. D., a psychologist...
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Donated Snacks Fuel Kids Outside Our Doors

March 11, 2016  |  Published in Corporate Partners, Early Childhood

Credit Union of Texas recently held a company-wide donation drive and supplied the children of Vogel Alcove with hundreds of “Bye-Bye Bags.” Whenever possible, Vogel Alcove gives Bye-Bye Bags...
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Parents Find Their Voice as Advocates for Children

March 4, 2016  |  Published in Agency News, Family Services

The experience of becoming homeless can mean giving up one’s voice. Without a home, without a support network, there are a lot of lines in which to queue up,...
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Family Emerges from Homelessness to a New Life

March 1, 2016  |  Published in Early Childhood, Family Services

Susan and her youngest daughter entered Vogel Alcove in the spring. She and her three children (two of whom are school age) had just moved into a family homeless...
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“Wishing Well” Activity Teaches Empathy

February 23, 2016  |  Published in Agency News, Early Childhood

Every morning, the children at Vogel Alcove are encouraged to notice who has come to class that day and who hasn’t. In an activity called Wishing Well, the children...
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Warmer Weather Allows for Outdoor Learning

February 23, 2016  |  Published in Agency News, Early Childhood

While some parts of the country got more than their fair share of snow and ran this winter, children at Vogel Alcove have enjoyed some unseasonably temperate days and...
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Alon USA Engages in 5-Year Shoe Donation Program

February 5, 2016  |  Published in Agency News, Corporate Partners

Families who are experiencing homelessness face a host of challenges, not the least of which is keeping growing children dressed in weather-appropriate and well-fitting clothes and shoes. Two and...
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