Every day we change lives, build futures and help families.  We love to share stories that demonstrate the results of our services and the impact we’ve had on people’s lives, through our ongoing communication efforts.

1008, 2018

A Mentor to All

After two long careers, 65-year-old Student Assistance Specialist Amos Reyes retired in June. Despite five decades of work, two factors make it tough for him to leave: his coworkers at Center for Human Services (CHS) and the children he serves. “CHS has meant so much to me,” Amos said. “I’ve had awesome supervisors. The people I work with are sincere and very caring. Everything the [...]

1008, 2018

It’s a Heart Thing

When you meet Center for Human Services (CHS) Director of Operations Kathryn Inman, you probably wouldn’t guess that she’s worked at the agency for more than 30 years. “She started when she was 12 years old,” Executive Director Cindy Duenas joked at a recent all-staff meeting. Kathryn is CHS’ longest-serving employee ever. And at the end of May, she retired from the agency to spend more time with [...]

1008, 2018


In 13 years, Kate Trompetter advanced through Center for Human Services from a project specialist in the Youth Services department to Director of Development and Communications. As she moves on to her new coaching career, she shares her reflections. One thing I’ve appreciated so much about CHS is how diligent people are about tending to the culture. We are now about three times bigger than when I started, but what [...]

1008, 2018

Celebrating Change

Change can happen in the form of retirement at the end of a long career, when accolades come from all around letting you know your time served was well spent (see Amos’ story). Change can happen as an early retirement, when you are able to redirect your energies to new activities that are truly important to you (see Kathryn’s story). And finally, change can happen as you make a [...]

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