Every young person I’ve been a Special Friend to over the years has had a unique story. Three I will forever hold close to my heart are Nancy*, Jolena* and Destiny*.
It is an amazing feeling to be able to help families find their new ‘normal’ and help them get them on a path towards healing. Child abuse and neglect don’t just affect the child; it affects entire families. That’s why employees like Mary are so valuable to our team.
Working with the Childhelp National Child Abuse hotline for nearly two decades, Karen has touched the lives of thousands of callers, helping them through unique situations ranging from understanding the signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect to providing resources and referrals.
Earlier this week we met Liz, a hotline counselor. Today we talk to digital marketing specialist, Catherine, who has been with Childhelp for a year and a half. She found the organization online and was in tears as she looked at the stats about child abuse. She kept thinking that many of these children were the same age as her granddaughter.