During this Difficult Time
Thank you to all the people who have reached out to check on us and offer assistance. We have heard from board members, former employees, funders, family members and we are so grateful. We are working diligently to make sure our staff and youth are well taken care of and adjusting to a new way of living. We are grateful even during challenging times and know that our community will help each other through this crisis.
Chloe Perez, CEO
March – Social Worker Month
We would like to highlight our social workers this month and their extraordinary contribution they make not only to HHY but also to the community as a whole! Our phenomenal social workers inherently value the youth and families they work with always remembering that they are people first and not defined by what they are going through. They recognize the importance of meeting our young people where they are and are not afraid to stare injustice in the face if it means helping to create change or being a fierce advocate. Each day presents a new challenge, reward, opportunity for growth or learning moment and they rally around each other and the youth and families in our care to work towards supporting young people in learning how to empower themselves. We are thankful for the commitment, dedication and all that you do to enhance our community!
Thank You to Our Amazing Counselors!
Sending many thanks to our counselors, senior counselors, and program managers for keeping our kids safe by making sure they follow all safety guidelines and keeping them busy during these difficult times. We appreciate your dedication!
One of our residents began our program in September 2019. At the time, he was doing poorly in school, had poor relationships with his family members, and had never participated in any type of therapeutic treatment. He was feeling very overwhelmed with the amount of growth he was expected to make in our program. During the six months this resident was in our program, he made tremendous progress in all of the aforementioned domains. This resident worked diligently with staff to complete his homework nightly, and by the time of his discharge he was earning B’s and C’s in all of his classes. He also worked extremely hard in both individual and family therapy and began to enjoy weekly successful home passes with his family. And lastly, by the time of his discharge he had been promoted to the highest level of our privilege system and was presenting as a role model to all of the other residents in our home. This resident was so resilient and perseverant and we are so proud of his achievements.
Daily Quarantine Questions to ask yourself each day:
1. What am I grateful for today?
2. Who am I checking in on or connecting with today?
3. What expectations of normal am I letting go of today?
4. How am I getting outside today?
5. How am I moving my body today?
6. What beauty am I creating, cultivating or inviting in today?