Mini Milestones

Thanks to your support, 10-year-old Samuel* has opportunities to be successful.    Katherine* embraces the joys and challenges of being a mother. She and her husband raised five biological children who are now adults living on their own. They now have seven adopted children ages 6-17 at home. All seven children have been through the

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“I’m so grateful!”

When Jodi was in crisis, she reached out for help. Thanks to you, Highfields was able to step in and stabilize her family.    Jodi has four amazing children under the age of 15 and all have special needs.    “Before we started working with Highfields, we were unable to go to the store, go

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She Did It!

Thanks to supportive Ingham Academy staff, Rochelle has a bright future ahead of her.    “Before Ingham Academy, I was at a really low point in my life,” said Rochelle. “I never went to school because I was bullied.”    Rochelle became truant and was put on probation for missing too much school. Her Probation

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Support Highfields While You Work!

Your business can make a difference! From walk-a-thons to bingo nights, corporate fundraisers are becoming more popular. Read how Courtney Scott of Dakkota Systems organized a flower sale to benefit Highfields.    Ever since Courtney attended her first Highfields Breakfast, she has been passionate about the mission.    “At the breakfast, I really had the

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Hopeless to Hopeful

When Carol* brought her nephew into her home, she expected him to behave like her other children, but he is deeply affected by trauma from his past. Carol spent a year learning the right techniques to help him grow and heal, thanks to you.    Carol’s baby nephew, Ryan*, was in danger.    His mother

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Healthy Living at Highfields

Highfields provides a range of services to promote physical and mental wellness for students.    When youth are placed at Highfields, they are often stressed from the challenges of their lives, including poverty, trauma, and substance abuse.    “Our population is changing,” said Rebecca Gibson, Highfields’ Medical Coordinator. “Back when I started, our kids stole

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Why Family Matters

Working with students and their families is critical for long-term success.    "I don’t ever want to be in placement again, away from my family,” said student, James.    It’s a feeling that most of the youth at Highfields share.    They miss their home, and their loved ones. They’re trying to make a change,

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The Right Way

At Highfields’ Residential Treatment Program, Marshaun is learning how to break his bad habits and get his life back on track.    Growing up, Marshaun never thought about the consequences of his actions.    “I started committing crimes when I was 11 years old,” said Marshaun. “I wanted money and that was the only way

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One Year to Live

Imagine you were told your child only had one year to live? What would you do? Who would you turn to? Here’s Jessica’s story… A Terrifying Diagnosis    It all started when Jessica gave birth to her son, Peyton. He was born with a genetic disorder called Microcephaly, which means that his head and his

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Parenting 101

You helped bring a family together! A New Chapter    After twelve years together, Brian and his husband, Raymond, decided to start a family. Neither of them had any experience raising kids, but it was a challenge they were ready to face.    They began the process of obtaining a license to adopt or foster

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