Home-Based

Local Businesses Put Families First

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.

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“I’m so grateful!”

When Jodi was in crisis, she reached out for help. Thanks to you, Highfields was able to step in and stabilize her family.    Jodi has four amazing children under the age of 15 and all have special needs.    “Before we started working with Highfields, we were unable to go to the store, go

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Hopeless to Hopeful

When Carol* brought her nephew into her home, she expected him to behave like her other children, but he is deeply affected by trauma from his past. Carol spent a year learning the right techniques to help him grow and heal, thanks to you.    Carol’s baby nephew, Ryan*, was in danger.    His mother

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One Year to Live

Imagine you were told your child only had one year to live? What would you do? Who would you turn to? Here’s Jessica’s story… A Terrifying Diagnosis    It all started when Jessica gave birth to her son, Peyton. He was born with a genetic disorder called Microcephaly, which means that his head and his

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From Self-Harm to Self-Love

April and her children, Issabella and Travis According to the National Institute of Mental Health, half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14. Thanks to you, 12-year-old Travis is receiving help early to cope with his disorders.    Being a single mom is hard. Raising two kids, one with special needs,

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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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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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Kelly Supports Families in Critical Moments

 “Hearing from clients that I influenced them or was there for them in big moments helps reassure me that I am in the right position.” – Kelly    When Kelly Fox graduated with her Master’s in Social Work, she wasn’t sure what she wanted to do, or who she wanted to work with. She just

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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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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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