Published on Sunday, 13 June 2010 20:00
Agape for Youth, Inc., a nonprofit foster care and adoption agency, was awarded the 2010 Better Business Bureau Eclipse Integrity Award Tuesday, May 11, 2010. The winners were announced during the BBB’s annual dinner held at The David Ponitz-Sinclair Center. This was the second year Agape for Youth, Inc. was nominated for an Eclipse Integrity Award. They were selected as a finalist in this category in 2009.
“This is a tremendous honor for the Staff, Foster Families, and Board of Directors of Agape” said Stephen Geib, Executive Director of Agape for Youth, Inc. Agape has been recognized for being an innovative leader in foster care, adoption and reunification services. Agape’s founders recognize that standing up for what’s right isn’t always easy. Their quest is to provide stability, love and to make a difference in children’s lives.
This is the eighteenth year that the BBB has presented the Eclipse Integrity Awards recognizing the outstanding performance of Miami Valley businesses and nonprofits. The Nonprofit Eclipse Integrity Award is presented to a nonprofit organization or charity that demonstrates outstanding community service through its mission and commitment. They practice ethical and responsible fund-raising, fiscal responsibility and contribute to the overall vitality and health of the local community.
Another area of appreciation expressed by Agape’s Executive Director was in relation to the support from the Dayton community. “Agape’s partnering with the Dayton community is and continues to be greatly appreciated and pivotal to our continued success in serving families and youth, entrusted to our care.”
Agape for Youth, Inc. provides foster care and adoption services in southwest Ohio. Agape was founded in 1989 in order to place children into foster homes which could guide and support youth in becoming functioning individuals in society. Over the years Agape has expanded its services to include family foster care, providing adoption home studies, preparation of families and children for adoption, and supportive services to adoptive families. Most recently Agape began offering reunification services working with families whose children are making the transition from foster care back to their biological family. The Agape offices are located at 2621 Dryden Road in Dayton, Ohio.
If you would like more information about Agape for Youth, Inc. visit their website, www.agapeforyouth. com. To schedule a visit with Steve Geib please call Molly McGinnis at 937/395.2052 or email mmcginnis@ thgmarketing.com.