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Category: Family Support

Staff Stories During COVID-19

Staff Stories During COVID-19

Our team closely follows local, state, regional and federal safety recommendations to be able to continue providing critical services to children and families in this time of uncertainty. Now, more than ever, many in our community are facing food, child care, employment and transportation insecurities. Here are some of their stories — in their words — from the field.

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Gabriela's Story

Gabriela's Story

Gabriela grew up in a very unstable home. During her teenage years, she was introduced to opioids, which led to harder drugs. When she discovered she was pregnant, she went into rehab. After her son was born, Gabriela worked with our intensive in-home services to learn parenting skills and put together a relapse prevention plan, which Gabriela says was a godsend.

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Essence's Story

Essence's Story

Single but overwhelmed at the thought of dating again, Essence was in a bit of a rut and decided to give our ShowMe Healthy Relationships program a try. During the 5-week class, she learned a lot about herself, boundaries and what she was seeking. She also formed strong bonds with several classmates who have now become friends and travel mates.

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Abbott Family Story

Abbott Family Story

Stephen and Jen typically thrive despite cognitive developmental delays, but felt in over their heads after having their first child, Chloe. Lacking a support network to learn the best way to care for their baby, Chloe was removed from the home. Determined to be reunited with their child, Stephen and Jen worked with our Solution-Based Casework team to develop the tools needed to bring her home.

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Justin's Story

Justin's Story

Justin was a disrespectful teen getting into trouble with the law. Instead of sending him to juvenile detention, authorities referred him to our Functional Family Therapy program. Now, Justin communicates his feelings through words and thinks before acting.

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