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Avedis Grant Will Help Build Sibling Group Foster Homes


December 27, 2018

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From left, Mark Finley, Avedis Foundation Board Chair; Cheyene Pettigrew, Avedis Foundation Office Manager; Keith Howard, President/CEO Circle of Care; Dr. Kathy Laster, Avedis Foundation President/CEO; Tracy Meeuwsen, Avedis Foundation Program Director; Josh Trimble, Avedis Foundation Board Member.

The Avedis Foundation and Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care, a statewide foster care agency, have announced plans to collaborate on a building project to provide homes for sibling sets in foster care in Pottawatomie County.

The Shawnee-based foundation has approved a grant of $450,000 to Circle of Care, to help advance the agency's "Legacy of Care" campaign, a $5 million capital campaign to address the needs of sibling sets in foster care amid the state's severe shortage of foster hom...

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