Current News

    • PARC News – Updated 11/27/2017

      November 2017 Newsletter

    • Congratulations to the 2017 Read to Ride Bike Winners! – Updated 8/12/2017

      View the results

    • Family Reunification Program – Updated 2017

      The Family Reunification Program (FRP) provides an intensive, individualized, therapeutic intervention approach that addresses any services and supports a family requires to bring children home from out of home placement and keep them home or in a permanent family for good.

Archived News

  • PARC News – Updated 8/26/2017

    August 2017 Newsletter

  • Job Posting – Case Manager, Foster Care and Adoption Services. Full-time position. – Updated 9/26/2017 -CLOSED

    A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or related field required. Two years working with youth and families preferred. Maturity and temperament to effectively work with children and their families in a fair, consistent and compassionate way required.

    Knowledge of Trauma Informed Care a plus.

    Job Description

    Send resume & cover letter to:
    mark@upkids.com

  • Job Posting – Case Managers, In-Home Family Services, Menominee & Delta Counties. 20+ hours a week. – Updated 9/26/2017-CLOSED

    Case Managers, In-Home Family Services, Menominee & Delta Counties. 20+ hours a week each facilitating and providing an array of family services aimed at improving family functioning and keeping children in their homes. Bachelors’ degree in human services required. Experience preferred.

    Job Description

    Send resume & cover letter to:
    mark@upkids.com

  • Congratulations to the 2017 Read to Ride Bike Winners! – Updated 8/12/2017

    View the results

  • Job Posting – Updated: 12/12/2016. Social Work-Two of Six Positions Left.

    • Supervisor, MSW or equivalent with clinical experience. Half-time.
    • Family Worker, BS/BA in social work or equivalent. Half-time.

    Family Reunification Program Team to serve families in the Eastern Upper Peninsula whose children are returning from out-of-home placement. The program is an intensive in-home service designed to provide the services and support that will help families thrive and stay together forever.

    The team consists of six staff. Three staff with master’s and two with bachelor’s degrees in human services, preferably social work, plus one clerical worker.

    Inquiries or to send cover letter and resume: mark@upkids.com

    Program Description (pdf)

    Job Descriptions

     

  • Changing perspectives. Changing lives.

    Register for Bowl for Kids 2017! – 12/5/2016

    The 17th Annual
    Gogebic-Range Event
    February 25, 2017
    Larry’s Lucky Strikes – Ironwood, Michigan

    The 25th Annual
    Copper Country Event
    March 18, 2017
    The Mine Shaft – Houghton, Michigan

  • PARC Newsletter – 12/5/2016

    November 2016

  • Job Listings – Six Positions – 10/9/2016 – UPDATED: 12/12/2016

    Family Reunification Program Team to serve families in the Eastern Upper Peninsula whose children are returning from out-of-home placement. The program is an intensive in-home service designed to provide the services and support that will help families thrive and stay together forever.

    The team consists of six staff. Three staff with master’s degrees in human services, preferably social work:

    Program Manager, 8 hours per week
    Supervisor, 20 hours per week
    Team leader, full-time

    The Program Manager & Supervisor are also required to have administrative and clinical experience. The Team leader is required to have one year in-home clinical experience in child welfare.

    Two Family Workers (one full-time, one half-time) with bachelor’s degrees in human services, preferably social work.
    Clerical Worker, 20 hours per week, HS diploma and knowledge of relevant software applications required. Associate degree or advanced training preferred.

    Email resume and cover letter to:mark@upkids.com

    Program Description (pdf)

    Job Descriptions

     

  • 09/25/2016

    Job Listing – CLOSED

    Two Case Managers, In-Home Family Services, Delta & Menominee Counties. 20+ hours a week each facilitating and providing an array of family services aimed at improving family functioning and keeping children in their homes. Bachelors’ degree in human services required. Experience preferred.

    Email resume and cover letter to:mark@upkids.com
    Job Description

  • 08/30/2016

    Read to Ride Results

    2016 Read to Ride Winners! 287 participants read 6,459 books.

  • 7/27/2016

    Job Listing

    Case Manager, Foster Care and Adoption Services. Full-time position.

    A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or related field required. Two years working with youth and families preferred. Maturity and temperament to effectively work with children and their families in a fair, consistent and compassionate way required.

    Knowledge of Trauma Informed Care a plus.

    Send resume & cover letter by August 21 to:
    mark@upkids.com
    Job Description

  • 6/7/2016

    Post Adoption Resource Center Newsletter – May 2016

  • 6/7/2016mahjonng

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    Charity Bridge & Mah Jongg Tournament 2016

    Saturday, June 11, 2016: An Event to Benefit our Community’s Children. Prizes, Surprises & Awards. Delectable Hors d’oeuvres. All Participants Entered in Drawings for Coveted Gifts! Find out how to register.

  • 6/7/2016
    Read and win a bike - I did!

    Read to Ride 2016

    Monday, May 16, 2016: Would you like to win a mountain bike? If you are between the ages of 6 and 14 (by July 30, 2016) and a resident of Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Keweenaw or Ontonagon County, find out how to enter!

  • 2/21/2016

    Job Listings

    Supervisor, Foster Care and Adoption Services. Full-time position. Master’s degree in social work with a minimum of one year foster care case management experience, or, bachelor’s degree in human services with four years case management experience with two of the years in a Child Placing Agency or Child Caring Institution.
    Send resume & cover letter to: mark@upkids.com
    Job Description

    Placement Services Supervisor. Master’s degree in social work with a minimum of one year foster care case management experience, or, bachelor’s degree in human services with four years case management experience with two of the years in a Child Placing Agency or Child Caring Institution.
    Send resume & cover letter to: mark@upkids.com
    Job Description

  • 12/28/2016

    Girl’s Wish to Help Foster Kids Granted – ABC10 News – 12/22/2015

  • 12/7/2016

    Be a part of “something BIG”! Bowl for Kids 2016

    The 16th Annual Gogebic-Range Event
    February 27, 2016
    at Larry’s Lucky Strikes in Ironwood, Michigan

    Register to Bowl

    The 24th Annual Copper Country Event
    March 19, 2016
    at The Mine Shaft in Houghton, Michigan

    Register to Bowl

  • 12/7/2016

    Job Listings

    Part-time Foster Home Licensing Worker. Bachelor’s degree in human services field required. One or more years experience working with families preferred. The right candidate will have a good driving record and the ability to travel throughout the Upper Peninsula. Email resume and cover letter to: linda@upkids.com
    Job Description

    In-Home Family Support Worker, Gogebic and/or Ontonagon Counties. 20+ hours a week facilitating and providing an array of family services aimed at improving family functioning and keeping youth in their homes. Bachelors’ degree in human services required. Experience preferred. Email resume and cover letter to: mark@upkids.com
    Job Description

  • 10/15/2016

    U.P. KIDS Grand Gala

    Wednesday ~ November 4, 2015
    Rozsa Center ~ 6 to 9PM
    RSVP by October 28, 2015

    gala

  • 9/10/2016

    Read to Ride Results

    2015 Read to Ride Winners! 375 participants read 6,301 books.

  • 9/10/2016

    ‘UP Kids’ in desperate need of volunteers for Big Brothers – Big Sisters Program

    Read the full story on ABC 10.