Many clients involved in Highfields’ programs struggle with stress and anxiety. Highfields’ Multisystemic Therapy Supervisor, Becky Womboldt has seen positive changes in her clients using mindfulness techniques. She recently embarked on a new adventure to become a certified mindfulness teacher to enhance her skills to better serve clients. In July, Becky attended a weekend mindfulness mediation
Mental wellness comes in many shapes and sizes, helping people of all ages. Thanks to the Jackson Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee, high school age youth had an opportunity to attend a week-long therapeutic art camp facilitated by Highfields' mental health care providers. Students were provided with a safe space for a mental escape
On June 5, 2019, Highfields officially opened the Dart Family Treatment and Education Center which was made possible through a generous $600,000 legacy gift from the Dart Foundation in honor of W.A. and Claire Dart. W.A. and Claire’s longstanding commitment to Highfields has not only provided financial support, but built remarkable relationships with the community, since
After leaving Highfields in March of 2019, 17-year-old Jordan walks across the stage just a couple months later at the Leslie High School Graduation. After Jordan’s troubled past, he explains how he used his experience at Highfields to overcome his challenges. “Staying out of trouble is mandatory,” Jordan states. Highfields really helped to change the
You helped a family overcome multiple issues to see a brighter future. When 16-year-old Brandon lost one close friend to suicide and two family members to drug overdoses, he became a different person. “He was a happy-go lucky kid on the honor role at school,” said his mother, Carlee. “Then he turned to drugs
For years, Lisa felt guilty correcting her grandkids. Thanks to your support, she is stepping up to be the parent they need. Lisa’s* grandchildren, Ricky* and Jaime*, experienced trauma even before they were born. Their mother was addicted to drugs. They were abused and neglected as babies. Lisa and her late husband obtained full
Eric found his purpose helping youth feel supported. Eric experienced a lot of turning points in his life. Growing up, he had a rough childhood. His parents were divorced; he acted out in school and at home, and struggled behaviorally and academically. Eric attended counseling and always remembered how the counselors made him feel…bad.
During counseling with Highfields, despite their hard work, David and Jennifer experienced unemployment and struggled to provide for their family. Here’s why your support matters. One of the biggest problems Highfields’ clients face is financial stability and they struggle to meet basic needs. During counseling with Highfields, David and Jennifer experienced financial hardships that affected
Dart Container and Two Men and a Truck are helping make the world a better place. For years, Dart Container provided furnished apartments to contractors. Now they no longer need the furnishings and they decided to assist people in need. Dart wanted the furniture to benefit mid-Michigan families, and Highfields was one recipient of donations.
Chase was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder at a young age, and later on with Autism Spectrum Disorder. He has had difficulty learning in a normal school setting and coming from a single-parent home he has only his mom, Laura, for family support. Laura is unable to work due to health problems, and finances are