Last year, we served our 1,000th family since opening, and at this rate, we’ll serve the next 1,000 in even less time. That number is both gratifying and humbling. It’s gratifying because we know we’ve helped people through some of life’s most challenging moments. But most of all, it’s humbling knowing all these people have entrusted their sacred stories with us.
We created Care to Change as a way to use our God-given gifts and talents to serve those in need, reflecting His love and hope in every interaction. Our team prays the work we do will help families discover the purpose God has for their lives … and we’re honored to be part of each of your lives.
And when I say it will take less time to serve 1,000 more, it’s because we’re growing. We’ve added several new counselors to our team and we’re in the process of adding to our space. The office that seemed so big when we started is becoming crowded. That’s a good problem to have … not because it means many people need help, but because it means they’ve taken the first step to improving their lives by reaching out to us.
In 2020, we’re also going to expand our work to educate the community. We’re hosting more roundtables and workshops to enhance the community’s understanding of mental health and how each of us can care for one another.
As we forge ahead for this year, we’re excited about what’s ahead and deeply appreciative of everyone who has helped us grow, especially the families who had the courage to take that first step toward becoming who God knows they can be. The best days are ahead!
April Bordeau is the Director of Care to Change. A licensed clinical social worker, she has focused on helping children and families overcome challenges in their lives for over two decades.