“The support and camaraderie among my coworkers is something I’ve never really experienced in a workplace before”.

“Norris is a great place to work because of the relationships that we have with our colleagues”.

“Norris has provided me with an opportunity to be the change I would like to see in the world. Through taking a trauma informed approach I have seen many clients grow as individuals while preparing themselves for the future”.

“I enjoy working for Norris because of the connection I have with co-workers that support and encourage me. Additionally, I enjoy working with youth and seeing the progress they are capable of making”.

“People decide to become foster parents for a variety of reasons.  My partner and I decided to become foster parents because we have the time and space in our home, and want to make a difference in the life of a child.” 

“We wanted to be able to help children and families, and we have the resources to do so.”

“We prayed on how to help our community and God told us to become foster parents.”

Thank you for all your help and thank you for making our youth feel comfortable! As long as I’ve known her I haven’t seen people reach out to her and you and your coworkers have been fantastic so far.

Overall the years of being a foster parent to teenagers has been a positive and enriching experience, a choice that I am very glad that we made. The impact on all of our lives, including the biological families, our extended families, the youth in our home and us has been more than I could have imagined. The positive interactions outweigh the negative many times over.

Most of the young men who resided with us had your typical adolescent issues. Once they were able to be feel comfortable in our home, we could address the trauma they had experienced and help them to achieve their goals.