Wraparound

A Team Approach

Thanks to you, Kathy has a team to lean on.    “I thought that I could handle everything,” Kathy said with a sigh. “I’ve been a Special Education teacher for 25 years…but when you’re in the middle of a family crisis and trying to handle it all, it’s overwhelming.”    Kathy describes a chaotic year

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Mini Milestones

Thanks to your support, 10-year-old Samuel* has opportunities to be successful.    Katherine* embraces the joys and challenges of being a mother. She and her husband raised five biological children who are now adults living on their own. They now have seven adopted children ages 6-17 at home. All seven children have been through the

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Parenting 101

You helped bring a family together! A New Chapter    After twelve years together, Brian and his husband, Raymond, decided to start a family. Neither of them had any experience raising kids, but it was a challenge they were ready to face.    They began the process of obtaining a license to adopt or foster

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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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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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“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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“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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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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When Community Comes Together

Mary Beth worked as a nanny for 14 years caring for other kids. When she adopted her own, she thought she could handle it, but she became overwhelmed raising children with special needs. Now Mary Beth is getting resources she needs, thanks to you.    Mary Beth is a single mother raising three adopted children:

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Healing the Hurt

When Kelley and John’s adopted daughters showed symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, they wanted to do whatever they could to help them heal. Now thanks to your support, they are getting the resources they need.    Kelley and her husband John opened their home to provide foster care for children. They were caring for two

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