We had a family that has a chronic medical issue, referred by a school social worker. During the first home visit our Counselor was informed the Mom has diagnosed schizophrenia and has struggled with her illness and has been in and out of medical facilities. There are three children and two of them have mental illness diagnosis.
After one visit, Mom told our Counselor, “I’m so happy you made this easy for me”. Mom expressed feeling heard, supported, and hopeful. We will have weekly home visits with this family for a year. We are so grateful for the trust we have with the schools and partners and the impact, in turn, to the community. We are prevention, compassion, and empowerment.