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Four Oaks’ new approach to treating children with deeply ingrained trauma

Four Oaks’ new approach to treating children with deeply ingrained trauma

February 7, 2014

“Some of these kids come to us so severely traumatized that to them, there is no hope, no future, just pain,” says Bob Sheehan, Program Officer at Four Oaks.

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Four Oaks’ new approach to treating children with deeply ingrained trauma

Four Oaks’ new approach to treating children with deeply ingrained trauma

February 7, 2014

“Some of these kids come to us so severely traumatized that to them, there is no hope, no future, just pain,” says Bob Sheehan, Program Officer at Four Oaks.

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PUSH-CR seeking contributions of household items for homeless families in Cedar Rapids

PUSH-CR seeking contributions of household items for homeless families in Cedar Rapids

January 27, 2014

Partners United for Supportive Housing-Cedar Rapids (PUSH-CR) are currently working to furnish apartments for the homeless. Household items are being collected to help more than 125 families. The next drop-off date is Saturday, January 11.

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Finding many ways to help our kids

Finding many ways to help our kids

January 14, 2014

“Does it take time? Sure. Is it worth it? Absolutely,” says Tracy Bennett, in reference to all the ways that Toyota Financial Services (TFS) and its employees have supported Four Oaks over the past few years.

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Finding many ways to help our kids

Finding many ways to help our kids

January 14, 2014

“Does it take time? Sure. Is it worth it? Absolutely,” says Tracy Bennett, in reference to all the ways that Toyota Financial Services (TFS) and its employees have supported Four Oaks over the past few years.

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Finding many ways to help our kids

Finding many ways to help our kids

January 14, 2014

“Does it take time? Sure. Is it worth it? Absolutely,” says Tracy Bennett, in reference to all the ways that Toyota Financial Services (TFS) and its employees have supported Four Oaks over the past few years.

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Troubled boy shows remarkable progress with ‘help’ from his beloved puppy

Troubled boy shows remarkable progress with ‘help’ from his beloved puppy

January 9, 2014

“His grandmother called him ‘the most feeling child I’ve ever met,’ and this proved to be accurate,” Michelle said. Eddie exuded empathy and kindness for others around him—his friends, his family, and animals— in a way that was quite remarkable.

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Troubled boy shows remarkable progress with ‘help’ from his beloved puppy

Troubled boy shows remarkable progress with ‘help’ from his beloved puppy

January 9, 2014

“His grandmother called him ‘the most feeling child I’ve ever met,’ and this proved to be accurate,” Michelle said. Eddie exuded empathy and kindness for others around him—his friends, his family, and animals— in a way that was quite remarkable.

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Four Oaks staff member Deb Knake wins Minnie Rubeck Award

Four Oaks staff member Deb Knake wins Minnie Rubeck Award

November 21, 2013

Congratulations to Deb Knake, Iowa KidsNet Matching Manager, who has received the Minnie Rubeck Award by the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.

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Four Oaks affiliate Jane Boyd launches new website

Four Oaks affiliate Jane Boyd launches new website

October 22, 2013

Jane Boyd, a Four Oaks affiliate, recently underwent a website redesign thanks to local web design company Geonetric.

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