Success Stories

Mending a Broken Home

Violence is a learned behavior and often has its roots within the family constellation. One of our goals at Highfields is to provide programs that promote safety and teach families alternatives to violence. Thanks to your support, we can provide these programs to families in the community that need help.    Susan carries a heavy

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One Happy Camper

Imagine raising three children; one with special needs. Your child needs constant supervision. You aren’t able to take a vacation with your family because it’s too difficult to find proper care. You’re overwhelmed, exhausted, and constantly busy. This is how Jennifer felt every day for the past 16 years…until Highfields stepped in to support Jennifer

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Dancing Through Life

How does ballroom dancing translate into self-confidence? Reaching Higher student Noah Browning knows the answer. Your support of Highfields’ Reaching Higher program helps teach kids like Noah how to become confident, successful adults.    Thirteen year-old Noah Browning has a long list of passions. He enjoys computer games, acting, dancing, playing basketball, and much more.

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Highfields Celebrates Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month Highfields invites speakers to campus to motivate the residential students. One speaker in particular was Eric Jones, World Champion Powerlifter and former Highfields employee.   Highfields’ Communication and Marketing Specialist, Laura Jurasek, had the privilege of sitting down with Eric and learned about his many passions – his family, his career,

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Savonn Turns His Life Around

      Six short months ago, Savonn had difficulty thinking before acting on his emotions. It had gotten him into trouble in the past. He didn't consider his consequences, and chose to commit armed robbery.    However, through Highfields' after-school program PRIDE, Savonn learned how to turn his life around. The overall goal of the PRIDE program is

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Moving in the Right Direction

For some kids, there’s no place like home. For K’lub, there’s no place to call home. Thanks to your support, K’lub found a sanctuary at Highfields residential treatment facility.     K’lub has been on the move for most of his life. He was placed into foster care when he was 10 years old because his

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Merissa’s Journey through Reaching Higher

   Middle school memories are bittersweet for Merissa. Coming into sixth grade she was having issues adapting to the changes of a new school. Merissa was struggling with low motivation due to depression, her grades were slipping, and she had a lot of anxiety.    However, that all changed once Merissa joined Highfields’ Reaching Higher

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Determined Mother Leaves No Stone Unturned

   Laura Reppenhagen made a difficult choice 17 years ago. She adopted her niece's daughter, Mickayla when she was 4 months old, and chose to raise her as her own. What Laura did not know was that Mickayla would grow up with mental health issues, diagnosed on the bi-polar spectrum at age 9.  Though challenging at times,

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Doug’s New Beginning

   Seventeen year old Doug Johnson has a big personality and loves being the center of attention. As the middle child of eight brothers and sisters, it's no surprise he wants to stand out. Unfortunately, Doug started seeking attention the wrong way.     Doug started lying, skipping school, and stealing. That's when Doug and his family

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A Mother’s Love

   At age 37, Robin wasn’t sure if she was cut out for motherhood. Pregnant and worried, she decided that her unborn baby would have his best chance at life through an open adoption. She began talking to her next door neighbors who wanted a family but couldn’t have kids.    When she took her baby to

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