“I see myself in these kids.”

   Chris Simpson lost his way a few times growing up. As a child he tended to get into trouble and hang around bad influences. After high school he didn’t know what direction to go in and didn’t have a father figure to guide him.    He enlisted in the United States Army and it changed

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Herbie Moves On

   After six months of hard work, 16-year-old Herbie finally graduated from Highfields’ Residential Program in June.    “I thought it was too good to be true,” said Herbie. “I felt really happy and accomplished. It was a long time coming.”    Herbie is far from the kid he used to be – stealing cars, violating probation,

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The Sky’s the Limit for Kamren

   Thirteen-year-old Kamren was struggling when she joined Highfields’ after school program, Reaching Higher. She was in 6th grade at Springport Middle School and her grades were bad, she didn’t have a lot of friends, and she didn’t care about her future. Thankfully, her teacher Dan Bright encouraged her to join the after-school program. It

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Aidan and Isis Went to Camp!

   At just 3 years old, Aidan exhibited mental health issues that affected his speech, behavior, and development. Now age 7, he is diagnosed with Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, a childhood condition of extreme irritability, anger, and frequent, intense temper outbursts.    “Aidan can be violent and destructive, but also sweet, caring and loving,” said Debbie,

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“We’re Not Alone”

There are so many benefits to Family Treatment Weekends. Bringing families together and strengthening relationships is what Highfields is all about! Read on to learn more about this impactful summer program.    Every year, Highfields’ residential staff put their minds together to create an exciting and memorable Family Treatment Weekend.    “We try to think

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Highfields Tours Michigan!

   What are some of your favorite things to do in Michigan in the summer?  Go to a Tigers Game? Spend the day at Michigan’s Adventure? Visit the State Capital? How about all of the above?    These are just a few of the exciting activities our students have been able to do this summer.    “I

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Coaching On and Off the Court

Thanks to generous donors at our Golf Outing, our residential students participated in one week of basketball camp! Maurice Benson from Games Solid Skills Training took the opportunity to coach the boys in more ways than one.    “One of the most influential people in my life was my basketball coach in high school,” said

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Tyree Stays Focused at Highfields

   Tyree is only 13-years-old but he tries his best to act like a grown-up. It’s gotten him into trouble in the past; hanging out with the older crowd and not thinking about the consequences. He stayed out late with his friends and used drugs, damaged property, and stole cars.    “I was spending time

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A New Approach

Beth’s adopted son, Aaron, is recovering from a traumatic past. She wants to help him heal, but doesn’t always know the best approach. Thanks to you, she found the help she needed from Highfields’ Multisystemic Therapy.    Beth* studied child development education and has a successful career helping people with assistance and support programs. She

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A Family Matter

Sandra and Pete were starting to lose control of their house. Their adopted son, Chase, was becoming violent and affecting the whole family. Thanks to your support, Sandra and Pete found a partner to work alongside them and help keep their family together.    Sandra and Pete have children ranging from age 37 to age

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