A New Heart

When 57-year-old Joyce went for her annual routine check-up at the physician’s office, she was not expecting to hear bad news. She was only concerned about paying her co-pay. You see, Joyce, lives on a very low, fixed income which doesn’t provide much room for medical co-pays and extra expenses or groceries. Joyce shared how …

Make Water Safety a Top Priority!

Drowning is quick and silent; there is no warning. Below are some tips to help ensure your days at the pool or on the water are safe and fun. Make sure that everyone in the family learns to swim well. Enroll in swimming lessons. Never leave a young child unattended near water. Do not trust …

Drowning: Quick and Silent

By: Ginny Harrison, Swimming for Life. “He was here; he was right here! I was watching him, I was listening, I could see him!” This mother spoke the truth. She was right next to her son; she was watching him out of the corner of her eye and she was listening for signs of splashing …

Grand Parenting

The following are two kinship families who have thrived while involved with the Kinship Care program. Thank you Ashley Gussler, Kinship Case Manager, for sharing their stories. These are families who demonstrate how our hard work truly benefits the families. Jones Family Rhonda Jones has been a part of the Kinship Program for a year. …

A Second Chance Encounter

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Some days are like others and not much happens. You come to work and do what you need …

End Kids’ Tears and Pinwheels for Prevention

As winter turns into spring, April will be here before we know it. Although we focus on preventing child abuse throughout the year, Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time for a concentrated effort of spreading the word about child abuse prevention. This year we hope End Kids’ Tears will become an even bigger event …