"Though we have only been here a few weeks, I am starting to hear the sounds of our new home—the sounds of hope and change. The other day I heard a new father learning to mirror his infant, babbling and cooing in the Family Time Visitation Center. Last week I heard several CASA volunteers working hard on their reports, tracking down information and working together to advocate for a child’s best interests. Upstairs, I heard the pitter-patter of a little girl’s feet while her father worked with the SPARC program to establish a relationship with her sister.
We are now firmly planted within the community—a neighbor."
—Mary-Joyce Eleanor, Children First
"Having SPARC located in our new house gives me a more connected feeling. I enjoy the "homey" space with a few personal things, as well as having my supplies around ready to assist the participants in my program. I like hearing the children in the neighborhood playing and laughing. I feel at home."
—Lori Gage, SPARC
Please share what having a home means to you, either relating to Children First's new location, or your own personal home. You can submit your words below or send an email to: Carly@childrenfirst-inc.org.