A Place To Call Home
"I enjoy working at A Place To Call Home and getting to know families and people who want to bring an adult or child into their home. I enjoy my colleagues and the new things I learn from them on a daily basis. I enjoy being able to voice my opinion and I appreciate the feedback I receive from staff and parents. The work I do is rewarding just by simply knowing that I do make a difference in the lives of adults and children in care, that I am helping improve their quality of life on a daily basis.” – Brandon, Behavior Specialist/Trainer and Employee since August 2009
“I enjoy working at A Place to Call Home because I truly enjoy being able to help families and children find each other and come together as a family. The work I do is rewarding because I am able to help children find those who are willing to love and care for them is absolutely rewarding to me. In this position you have the chance to help create a family and place children and adults with those who can’t wait to help care and love them back.” – Jennifer, Family Specialist, Employee since February 2012
“Working at APTCH is unbelievable; I really enjoy meeting and interacting with our families, just knowing that there are individuals in our community that have loving, warm and open hearts who want to make a positive change in lives of children and adults is breath taking. I take great pleasure in working with a beautiful team of co-workers, I learn something new everyday. I’m able to be part of a team that cares not only about the families we serve, but the employees as well. APTCH supports each family we serve the growth and success of children and adults is and remains first priority. APTCH goes beyond just placing children and adults; we provide ongoing training and 24 hour support. I love what I do, APTCH has allowed me to express and display my passion for the families we work with. My day is complete when I know I’ve made a difference in the lives of the families we serve, and all the children and adults I come in contact with. I know this is my place to call home.If you have a sincere and honest passion to work with children and adults and you enjoy having a positive impact and assisting to make the quality of life better for others, APTCH is the place to be and work. If you know you have the desire and commitment to work with a diverse population of children and adults, join our team we would love to have you as the families would too.” -Kim, Behavior Specialist, Employee since March 2014
“I enjoy the positive attitude the entire office has, and the obvious passion and commitment we all share for helping children and adults find safety, love and a happy home. I get to build connections with children and adults everyday, and see them grow and better their lives. I get to hear stories from foster parents about the bonding experience and the love they have received from the children they care for on a daily basis. Working with A Place to Call Home allows me to have a daily reinforcement that compassion exists. The children and adults we serve need people committed to them; by joining this team and committing yourself to help you are giving children and adults the stability they need to succeed. At APTCH we are committed to helping each other as well, and we are able to work together efficiently to do the best possible for the adults and children in our care.” -Stephanie, Family Specialist, Employee since February 2012
Why we have amazing families as told by our Family Specialist, Jennifer Crawley
We have an AMAZING family, because they have always been an advocate for children who have been placed in their home. They don’t see the children for the circumstance, but their goals is to give them the most love and affection and teaching while in their care.
They have been on a journey to find a child a forever home, and will so be blessed with the opportunity to do so. Although adoption has be…en their goal they never stopped at the chance of helping other children in need. I had the chance to speak to them and asked them “at what moment did they know their princess was the one for them?” and they shared “instantly, once we laid eyes on her we knew she would be a part of our family!” it has been a long journey for them but each moment of helping kids and providing their little girl with a forever home has made everything worth it.
I have never had to ask anything more of them because they have always seem to go over and beyond advocating, reaching out to case worker, staying on top of each child needs, and making sure once they left they knew that if no other time, they were loved while in their home.
This is why they are AMAZING!!
I just wanted to take a minute to thank all of our wonderful foster providers and developmental home providers for their tireless commitment to the children and adults they serve. A Place to Call Home has the best providers out there and it is not said often enough just how much you are all appreciated. A Place to Call Home is thankful for all of you and having the privilege and honor to be your licensing agency and share in this remarkable journey with you. Every day I hear of stories from our Family Specialists, Behavioral Specialists, Trainers and other staff who share your accomplishments, sacrifices, compassion and heartbreak and each new story I hear just reminds me more and more of why I am so thankful to work with such dedicated staff and families. Thank you for all that you do and will continue to do for children and adults in need. Liz Mehnert, Executive Director
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