Success Stories

Finding Opportunities

Children with special needs have many challenges to overcome, and need extra care. Thanks to your support of Highfields, children like Lilly and Alden have more opportunities to help them learn and grow.    Rachel and her husband are raising two children with special needs. Lilly is 9-years-old and is diagnosed with Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Oppositional

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“I want to be just like you!”

   When you grow up around drugs, crime, and violence, how can you avoid it? How can you separate yourself from your environment and break the cycle?    This is what Dacorius struggles with every day. Even though he’s made mistakes in his past, he wants to set a good example for his younger brother.

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The Right Mindset

Physical activity promotes positive mental health, and can improve concentration, memory, and classroom behavior among teenagers. We encourage our students to exercise at Highfields through sports, recreation time, now our new fitness program, CrosSeal.    We’re always looking for unique ways to personalize our students’ treatment plans to fit their needs.    When Highfields President/CEO,

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“It Was Such a Relief”

Thanks to your support, Tina and Charlie have peace of mind.    Tina and Charlie are not the same people they used to be. Two years ago, they were drinking and fighting a lot, and didn’t have any control over their kids. After an incident involving CPS, they decided to change their lives.    Now

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“I Felt So Blessed”

With everything else going on, bed bugs were more than they could handle.    Matt’s three children have experienced trauma in their past. His 7-year-old daughter, Cailynn, is affected the most. She has severe behavior issues, lashes out, and runs away from her classroom. Her teacher recommended therapy for Cailynn, and Matt and his fiancée, Michelle,

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“You Help Immensely”

Thanks to your support, Kaylee is prepared for a new chapter.    Crystal and Calvin’s 9-year-old daughter, Kaylee, was being bullied at school.    “It’s something that she’s struggled with for a few years,” said Crystal.    It was important to find a safer environment for Kaylee.  She is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and has mental

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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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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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