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Young Adults Learning to be Good Parents

This past fall, our Independent Living Services team hosted another round of Parents Interacting With Infants (PIWI) sessions. For those of you who…

A New Year Challenge: Laugh Often, Win Respect

“To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn appreciation of honest critics and endure…

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Team Practices Self-Care by Painting Together

Posted on Jan 8th, 2015 - By Peggy Moore, Family Services supervisor - 2 Comments

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out…

Knowledge of the Brain, Reading Time Calms Toddler

Posted on Dec 30th, 2014 - By Sara Lambert, ongoing case manager - 1 Comment

When we are born we come into the world completely dependent on others to meet our needs. If we are among the lucky ones, we are born to parents who…

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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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