Small steps, big impact   I recently served a Bay County family through our Family Team Meeting (FTM) program. The referral came in as considered removal. The single mother had three young children and experienced needs of mental health and housing concerns. I...

Two changed lives

  I received a referral in October of 2023 for a father and his son. At the first contact with the caseworker, I discovered the child had been in foster care, at this point, for almost 15 months. The case was originally opened due to the mother’s neglect and drug...

Persistence Pays

My job as a YIT specialist allows me to meet the youth (ages 14-23) where they are and walk with them on their journey to adulthood. One youth in our program is an 18 year old boy. When I met with him, he did not talk much, but wanted to go to the mall. We walked...

Another Adoption

I had the pleasure of being the adoption worker for a 5-year-old several years ago. This child had experienced significant abuse and neglect before coming into foster care. As a result of that trauma, she needed additional mental health treatment to help regulate...
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