Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities

Residents are asked to familiarize themselves with the rules for the supervision of children in the Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities’ “Resident Guidelines and Community Handbook,” and the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth Supplement 1 to Army Regulation 608-18, “The Army Family Advocacy Program,” which includes a chapter covering the supervision of children and home alone policy.

Parents are responsible for the conduct of their children and dependents at all times. They assume liability for any damages and resulting charges caused by the unlawful or negligent conduct of their children, dependents and any visitors to their home or common areas such as playgrounds and parks.

Fort Leavenworth Directorate of Emergency Services enforces a curfew to mirror the curfew in the local community. For children age 15 and younger, the curfew is 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. For children age 16-17, the curfew is 12:30-6 a.m.

This policy applies to all residents and their family members and is designed to ensure that all family members and agencies cooperate to produce an environment that promotes the safety of the children living in Fort Leavenworth. The policy also applies to any civilian personnel who may be present during the performance of official child care duties and who are registered with the Child and Youth Services on the installation. At no time may children under age 18 be left home alone overnight.

For more information about the “Resident Guidelines and Community Handbook,” call the FLFHC office at (913) 682-6300. Handbooks can be downloaded at www.ftleavenworth- familyhousing.com or obtained from the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave.

For more information, call the Family Advocacy Program manager at 684-2822, Social Work Service at 684-6777 or the Military Police at 684-3456.

KC Mission donations FLFHC has partnered with the City Union Mission Christian Life Center. The second Saturday of each month, items to be donated to the mission can be placed at curbside before 10 a.m. For each donation, the mission will give a voucher for tax credit that can be written off income taxes. 

The mission accepts clothing, furniture and other household items but not mattresses, cribs or carseats. Separate any bulk trash from donations and place clothing and shoes inside plastic bags marked for mission donation. Anything left on the curb Monday will be collected as bulk trash and not a donation.

Valentine treat
Fort Leavenworth residents, don’t forget your Valentine. Stop by the FLFHC office after 9 a.m. Feb. 14 and pick up a treat for your sweetie while supplies last.

Holiday closures
FLFHC offices and the Self-Help Store will be closed Feb. 17 for Presidents’ Day. Normal business hours will resume Feb. 18. To report a maintenance emergency or submit a work order when the offices are closed, call the 24-hour maintenance line at (913) 651-3838.

Birthday drawing
Have a child with a birthday in February? Come by the Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities office at 220 Hancock Ave. to enter him or her into the monthly birthday drawing. All submissions must be received in the FLFHC office by Feb. 21.

Coloring contest
Children’s coloring contest sheets are available online at www.ftleavenworthfamilyhousing.com and at the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave. Entries must be received by Feb. 21. Contest winners will receive a prize and have their artwork published in the FLFHC newsletter.

Utilities tip
Heating a home uses more energy and costs more money than any other system in a home — typically making up about 42 percent of the utility bill.

Watch for more community event announcements on Facebook, followed by a One-Call Now e-mail message with event details, and don’t forget to follow FLFHC on Twitter. Visit the FLFHC website at www.ftleavenworthfamilyhousing.com for downloadable forms and other useful information.

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