Friends celebrate Charles’s seventh birthday

David & Faith Friedlander started K&FT with a shared passion to help others build strong and healthy relationships. Photos by Patricia Schallert

For over 23 years, “Kids and Families Together” has been serving foster, kinship and birth families throughout Ventura County. K&FT has become the leader in providing critical services and support to children, who have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, loss, and multiple placements.

Charles, a favorite staff, four-legged member, Bernese Mountain dog, celebrated his seventh birthday with staff members and their families on February 15 at

Bright Spark Brewing on Market St. in Ventura. Charles also known as “Charlie” is a therapy dog and much loved by all the children.

Charles said ” February 3 was my 7th Birthday. As I celebrate another year, I am filled with gratitude for my life, my health, my family, my friends, my career and co-workers for belly rubs and treats and trips to the dog park. I am a very lucky and well loved pup.”

Kids & Families Together is a not-for-profit support, education, and counseling resource center that provides services for individuals and families in foster/resource care, kinship care, legal guardianship, adoption, as well as birth families.

Kids & Family Together mission is to strengthen relationships by providing safe, supportive help that keeps family members emotionally connected to one another.

Kids & Family Together
864 E. Santa Clara St.

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