Success Stories

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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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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Out of the Darkness

Before Highfields came along, Stacy and her son, Logan, didn’t know how to communicate without arguing. Thanks to your support, they are working on their communication skills and rebuilding their relationship.    Last year, Stacy and her family moved to a new home in a new school district. This created a lot of stress for

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My Family Always Had To Struggle

“I’m looking forward to a better life. My family has always had to struggle for food, a place to live…everything.”  – Helana    Helana used to doubt her potential. She felt like she wasn’t good enough to go to school. She didn’t aspire to graduate or go to college. She was going to figure out

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This Can’t Be Normal

Every parent has to go through the terrible toddler stage while raising their child, but Amanda and Chris knew something was different about their 3-year-old son, Christopher. Thanks to your support, they are working with Highfields and learning how to address his needs.    Highfields’ therapists work with children of all ages – even infants and

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A Routine That Works

Structure gives kids a sense of security and helps them develop self-discipline. That’s why Highfields encourages a daily routine to help students like Jermaine succeed in the program.    When Jermaine started his treatment at Highfields one thing stood out to him the most: the structure.    “Highfields has more structure in place for students,” he said.

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