Success Stories

Raising a Grandchild

Raising a 6-year-old is tough. Raising a 6-year-old with developmental disabilities is even tougher. Thankfully, Rozanne is receiving help from Highfields’ Home-Based Therapy – a program that wouldn’t be possible without you.    Rozanne and her husband, Mike, didn’t plan on raising their 6-year-old grandson, Jaxxon, but “life blessed us with the opportunity,” she said

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A Family Once Again

Jamie never wants to go through the experience of losing her children again. Thanks to your support, Highfields’ program has taught her how to keep her family together, healthy, and happy.    When Jamie lost the rights to her children four years ago, she was devastated. She was in an abusive relationship at the time,

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Saving Ivy

Mary and Sheldon didn’t know what to do when their 4-year-old foster daughter, Ivy, started having nightmares related to her past. Thanks to your support, Highfields’ therapist, Gayla Ignacio, stepped in and knew exactly what to do to help Ivy recover.    Mary and Sheldon Lange met their baby girl Ivy when she was just

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Highfields’ Program Helps Sandra Find Her Voice

   Sandra* and her late husband Dave* were foster parents for 40 years. They have three biological children and three adopted children. Their youngest adopted daughter Rachel* came into their foster care when she was only 10 days old. She was born a drug-addicted baby.    Sandra and Dave were told by the foster care agency that Rachel would only

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Residential Music Program Showcased at Highfields’ Breakfast

   Residential student Marcus performed an original spoken word poem titled “The Struggle” at Highfields’ Strengthening Families Breakfast on October 27th. He is one of the many students involved in Highfields’ music and arts program.    Thanks to a grant from the James and Kimberly Currie Foundation, Highfields has a new recording studio on campus, which

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Jayvon Thrives with the Right Opportunities

   Jayvon struggled in his life before coming to Highfields. He admits he hung out with the wrong crowd and was pressured into shoplifting. He had trouble following the laws of probation and was sent to a juvenile detention center. He went back and forth between different detention centers before the Judge referred him to

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Where Are They Now? A Former Student Looks Back…

   “Looking back, I’m glad I was sent to Highfields,” said Mike. “I do credit Highfields for helping me turn my life around.”    Today, Mike is a 28 year-old happily married father of two. He has a steady job, a house, and a positive outlook on the future. He seems like he has life

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When Community Comes Together

Mary Beth worked as a nanny for 14 years caring for other kids. When she adopted her own, she thought she could handle it, but she became overwhelmed raising children with special needs. Now Mary Beth is getting resources she needs, thanks to you.    Mary Beth is a single mother raising three adopted children:

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A Leap of Faith

College freshman Jarod Taylor credits Reaching Higher for helping him get accepted into University of Michigan.    When Jarod was a student at Springport Middle School, he saw a flyer for Reaching Higher, a brand new after school program which helps students reinforce academics, develop new interests, and socialize with other peers. He was curious

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Healing the Hurt

When Kelley and John’s adopted daughters showed symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, they wanted to do whatever they could to help them heal. Now thanks to your support, they are getting the resources they need.    Kelley and her husband John opened their home to provide foster care for children. They were caring for two

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