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The Joy of Permanency

Posted on Dec 18th, 2014 - By Sherry George, ongoing case manager - 2 Comments

It was an afternoon in the fall of 2012, and I was driving to Jefferson. The 2-year-old boy we’ll call John was sitting calmly in the rear seat.…

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A Story of Transitions, Families and Love

Posted on Dec 11th, 2014 - By Penny Liddell, Family Services supervisor - 0 Comments

During my 16-year career in child welfare, I have seen a lot of transitions. I’m now a supervisor in SaintA’s Family Services, but I have had…

My Blah Day

Ever have one of those days where from the moment you wake up you are just in a blah kind of mood? Whether it was because you were tired from staying…

The ILS De-Stress

As the supervisor of SaintA’s Independent Living Services programming, I’ve often been asked, “Are you crazy?” The question arises following…

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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…

Radio Interview Discusses Foster Care, Touches on Toy Drive

Posted on Nov 13th, 2014 - By Peter Ryan - 0 Comments

Radio station Jammin' 98.3 FM recently interviewed Foster Care Licensing Supervisor Nichole Ostrowski-Grasset on their community affairs show, The…

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