Staff

New Shoes to Fill During COVID-19

Only six months in the role of Multisystemic Therapy (MST) Supervisor, Morgan was blindsided by the worldwide quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’m being pushed to be more creative with problem solving,” said Morgan. “I’ve learned how to stay true to the MST model while remaining considerate and empathetic to every client’s unique situation.”

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“Learning at a Distance”

Education has taken a challenging turn during the COVID-19 pandemic. For after school programs like Reaching Higher, directing resources and students have taken a whole new form of creativity. Program Director, Brenda Weck, received the go-ahead for the “Learning at a Distance Plan” from the Michigan Department of Education. The new platform for learning and

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Part of Something Bigger

Community resources can be difficult to find without a little help. Highfields’ counselor, Sherronia Walker knew this all too well from growing up in Detroit with 11 brothers and sisters. During childhood, Sherronia always took care of her siblings. She recognized that people don’t always have the resources they need in order to help better

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More to Give

After 39 years of teaching government to high school students, Greg Clevenger felt he still had more to give. He chose to continue his journey by earning his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Spring Arbor University. Greg believed he needed to seize the moment and continue helping others through counselling. As part of his

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Breathe and Be: Mindfulness Matters

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

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Full Circle

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.

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Faith in a Rookie

Highfields’ Wraparound Facilitator Evan Wing is on a mission to change the world, one family at a time.    Evan Wing is driven to help those less fortunate than himself. Growing up, he saw friends go through tough situations and wished he could do more for them. It inspired him to go into the field

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Cheryl Embraces Change

Cheryl says goodbye to Highfields after 31 years of teaching. Although she never thought she would teach teenagers, working at Highfields changed her mind.    Cheryl Wichman never in a million years thought that she would be teaching teenagers.    “I’ve always liked working with children,” said Cheryl. “I emphasize ‘children’ because I never wanted

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