Just a sample of the positive results from Family Service Association
Rachel, a student of Egg Harbor Township High School, has been an active member of the Teen Center since her freshman year. During this time, Rachel participated in individual counseling as well as Teen Center events and activities. Rachel will successfully graduate from high school and attend Atlantic Cape Community College in the fall. She works part-time at a local restaurant and has managed to save for her own car, cell-phone, clothing, and food. Rachel has not had many things handed to her in life and has managed to support herself even as a high school student. The Teen Center has greatly impacted Rachel’s progress and outcomes.
Rainbow Place worked with an 11 year old girl who had trouble getting along with her mother and would give mom a very hard time. She had difficulty regulating her emotions and would bully other kids and be mean to them in school and sometimes in program. She learned how to have positive interactions with her mother and peers. She learned positive coping skills and after six months in program she successfully graduated. She continues to receive therapy in the FSA outpatient department.
Parents as Teachers worked with a teen mother who was attending Project Teach when services began. With the assistance of the Parent Educator, the teen mother was able to graduate with a high school diploma. Once the mother turned 18, she was kicked out of her home. She was living with friends, sleeping on couches, and essentially homeless. Her Parent Educator continued to meet with her and encouraged her that things were going to get better. The Educator would give numerous resources for housing, clothing, schooling, and more. Five months later, the mother was able to locate low income housing for her and her son, began employment with a security firm, and now has purchased a car. This mother continues to make strides to improve herself by attending college part-time. All these challenges and accomplishments were achieved with the help of her Parent Educator.