RSVP by 5/30 for our June Meeting!

Join MCFAPA on the 1st Thursday of June, for our monthly meeting as we welcome Ann Marie Martin with the Partnership for a Drug-Free Community to speak about youth tobacco/vaping prevention.

This program focuses on making adults, especially parents/guardians/caregivers, aware of the dangers of vapes, cigarettes, & nicotine in general as well as the need for 100-percent smoke-free policies. It’s based on the Stanford University Medical School curriculum that is presented to students, specifically grades 4-12th.
They will have an anonymous pre- and post-survey that is given to the children. This, of course, is voluntary.

REGISTRATION (RSVP by 5/30 for childcare and dinner).

CHILDCARE: PLEASE NOTE, this program is geared toward children entering 4th grade and older. Childcare for this meeting will be infant through 3rd grade.

Our Kids Clothing Center will open at 5:00 PM. Childcare will open at 5:30 PM and will be available for registration until Monday May 30th. Dinner will be provided for adults. Pizza will be provided for children.

MCFAPA PARKING/ENTRANCE: We ask that all MCFAPA attendees park in parking lots 13 & 14. These are located on top of the hill by the flag pole on The Rock FWC campus. There are other events happening on campus on Thursday nights and other entrances will not be permitted for MCFAPA attendees

April’s Virtual Meeting

Join us on Thursday, April 14th from 6:00-7:00 PM as we have Cynthia Parker from the National Children’s Advocacy Center presents “Eradicating Child Abuse One Child at a Time: The prevention & intervention programs of the NCAC and how the children of our community benefit.”

About Cynthia: I am a Huntsville native, graduated from Grissom High School and Auburn University (PR). I have two adult children, Lauren, 30, and Cole, 25, and two dogs, Shelby and Daisy. I have been with the NCAC since early 2016 as the Development Director with a mission to educate and inform about the work of the NCAC. I have worked in non-profit for 30 years and am passionate about providing the support and resources to change the lives of children in Huntsville, Madison, and Madison County.

As always, any foster parents in attendance will receive 1 CE credit for training. Sign up to let us and the NCAC know you are coming…and to snag the Zoom link:

Get ready to Drop Your Drawers for Foster Care!

𝙂𝙚𝙩 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙮 𝙩𝙤 “𝘿𝙧𝙤𝙥 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝘿𝙧𝙖𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙨…& 𝙎𝙤𝙘𝙠𝙨” 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙁𝙤𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚! Our last big drive was in 2019 (thanks COVID) so we are bringing it back for the entire month of February!

We are restocking The Den at DHR with the “bear essentials” for children first entering care – new packages of underwear, undergarments, socks, & more. Learn more at

𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗯𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗲𝗿, 𝗰𝗵𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗽, 𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗽, 𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝗼𝗿 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗮 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗮 “𝗱𝗿𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝗳𝗳” 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻? 𝗦𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝘂𝘀 𝗮 𝗺𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗴𝗲 & 𝘄𝗲’𝗹𝗹 𝗱𝗿𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝗳𝗳 𝗮 𝗯𝗼𝘅 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗹𝘆𝗲𝗿…𝗼𝗿 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗱𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗹𝗼𝗮𝗱 𝗮 𝗳𝗹𝘆𝗲𝗿 below!

Download a flyer below:

#MCFAPA #FosterCare #DropYourDrawers2022

MCFAPA Board President featured on “Sitting Courtside”

Our Board President, Brandon Bishop, was recently featured on the 1st episode of “Sitting Courtside” with Courtney Price-Dukes this week. Courtney is a former foster youth that has decided to use her past to help change the future.

Courtney is an extraordinary young lady that recently won Miss Sedgwick County in Kansas and is competing for Miss Kansas 2022 on the platform of Aging Out to Aging Forward – Adopting better practices to Foster the Youth! If you haven’t seen her TEDx talk on The Reality of Foster Care, you can do that here: That is exactly how Brandon heard of her before reaching out and connecting. 🙂 Also, please go give our friend a follow here and join her on her journey to Miss Kansas 2022!

Watch the interview below!

#MCFAPA #FosterCare #Adoption #KinshipCare #FosterTheYouth #BetterTogether