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“It is about a search, too, for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying.”

My Story

What is one thing about your work that most people don't know?

Houseparents at a crisis nursery aren't just there to call CPS on the families that we work with. We deeply care about these kids and want them to be healthy, successful adults down the road some day. I take each and every one of them home with me.

What makes you most proud of the work you do?

The community is incredibly supportive of what we do. Seeing that we make a difference in the lives of these young kids by giving them a place to just be kids makes it all worth it. The days when a kid recognizes me and runs up to give me a hug and tell me they missed me are the days that make me proud to do this job.