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Mentoring Others for a Better Future

Posted on Mar 5th, 2015 - By Rosemary Brunner, mentor - 0 Comments

I remember being a child and having adults ask, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” This question was never followed by “a social worker…

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Smoothie Sales Accomplish Many Goals

Posted on Feb 26th, 2015 - By Ron Klemp, occupational therapist - 0 Comments

You remember that first job, probably working at McDonald’s or some other fast food joint. Not the best of jobs, but it gave you a chance to save a…

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Gratitude: Putting Things in Perspective

“Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” --…

Quality Parenting Initiative Needs Input

Several SaintA staff members, a SaintA foster parent, and I recently had the opportunity to attend the Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) conference…

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Kids Move From Severe Neglect to Lots of Love

Posted on Dec 23rd, 2014 - By Peter Ryan - 0 Comments

When Shirlee Bedard’s three adopted children were removed from their biological home, the youngest, who was 14 months old, weighed 16…

A Little Encouragement Goes a Long Way

Posted on Dec 1st, 2014 - By Peter Ryan - 0 Comments

Sometimes all it takes is encouragement. Shlonda never had much. Then when case manager in SaintA’s Independent Living Services (ILS) program…

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A Rough Road Led to Getting Her Kids Back

Posted on Nov 25th, 2014 - By Peter Ryan - 0 Comments

Trisha bounces her wide-eyed toddler at her dining room table as she talks about being a crack addict. Her house is tidy and the little girl is happy…

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From Tragedy to a Toddler

Posted on Nov 17th, 2014 - By Peter Ryan - 2 Comments

Three-year-old Lyle Potter doesn’t stop moving. He’s on the couch, on the floor with the two small dogs, laughing and talking non-stop in his…

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