Michelle Kardasz Hired as Director of Growth and Development for The Bair Foundation

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Michelle Kardasz, Mercer, PA has accepted the position of Director of Growth and Development for The Bair Foundation Children and Family Ministries, a non-profit, Christian organization serving over 5,000 foster youth and families in-crisis nationally.

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With her knowledge and vast experience in the field of social services, Michelle strengthens The Bair Foundation’s ability to reach new markets.

Michelle Kardasz brings over 25 years of specialized experience in child welfare and social services to her current position at The Bair Foundation. In her new role, Michelle will be responsible for initiating and conducting needs assessments in targeted areas, determining the location of new offices, overseeing the start-up process, expanding the current programs and services tailored to the needs of the community and ensuring compliance with all laws, regulations and Bair Foundation policies and procedures.

About Michelle
Michelle worked almost three years as the Director of Mercer County Children and Youth focusing on family engagement, integration of child serving systems, community outreach, rebuilding the local Children’s Roundtable, increasing the counties network of resource families, and developing staff. She was also instrumental in bringing the truancy program to Mercer County.

Before taking her position at Mercer County CYS, Michelle worked at The Bair Foundation for over 20 years. At Bair, she was responsible for training new foster families to provide safe and nurturing living experiences for foster children. She re-certified current foster homes while providing on-going training and exceptional support. She established relationships with surrounding counties through service provision, matching referred children to foster families and coordinating placement activities while working toward a permanency plan.

With her knowledge and vast experience in the field of social services, Michelle strengthens The Bair Foundation’s ability to reach new markets in response to emerging trends and needs in an effort to provide exceptional care and services to children and families in crisis.

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About The Bair Foundation
The Bair Foundation is a national organization that has successfully cared for and treated children, teens and families for over 40 years. With 37 offices in 8 states, they offer a myriad of community based services which include: Structured Intervention Treatment Foster Care, Traditional Foster Care, Adoption Services, Medically-Needy Foster Care, Independent Living Services, Parent Empowerment Program, B.E.S.T. Program, Wraparound Services, In-Home Services, Assessment Home, & Outpatient Services. The Bair Foundation is accredited by COA (Council on Accreditation) and is a member of The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, Alliance for Children and Families, Christian Alliance for Orphans, and Foster Family-Based Treatment Association.

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