Celebrating 28 years at our agency

This summer Barb celebrates 28 years with our agency.  From caseworker to Executive Director she has done it all.  She is always quietly working behind the scenes ensuring that our agency can be the best it can be as we strive to serve the families in Elgin County.

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Lasting Friendships are Made Here

Julie and Auska have been matched for 5 years! As they graduate from the program I can’t help but look back over the past five years and remember the day I introduced them. Auska’s family member said that, “Julie has definitely been a really positive force in Auska’s life, a great role model, and they […]

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Waiting is Hard

This is a typical conversation I have had many times with our wait list youth. Youth: “Do you have a big brother/sister for me?” Me: “No, I’m sorry I don’t. ” Youth: “What’s taking so long?” Me: “We need volunteers.” Youth: “Why don’t people want to volunteer?” Me: “I don’t know.” Mason has been on […]

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From In School to Community

The mentor/mentee relationship can be a powerful one making a world of difference in the lives of both the mentor and mentee. Phyllis and Courtney met four years ago through our In School Mentor program which goes until the student graduates from elementary school at the end of grade 8. They did not want their […]

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Be Like Mike – Be a Board Member

Mike is in his second year as a board member.  He also used to be a Big Brother.  His career took him away from Elgin County for several years but once he returned he wanted to give back to his community and be involved in a meaningful way with like-minded people.  He came back to […]

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