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3005, 2018

I Am Loyal

Many of us try not to worry about what others think of us, but 17-year-old Felix Hernandez is actually quite proud of what people think of him. “People I know describe me as loyal,” Felix said. “Whenever I’m in a team situation, I put that team first. My father was always the one who told me if you’re going to do something, do it [...]

504, 2018

A Guardian Angel

Norman, a CHS client, found his guardian angel in Tamberly Stone, Program Coordinator at CHS’ Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center. “From the moment I met Tamberly, I could feel that she wanted to help me any way that she could,” Norman recalled. "I looked horrible, I probably stunk, I was living in an old torn-up trailer." That day in 2014 that Norman first stepped foot in the Oakdale [...]

504, 2018

Getting Up and Giving Back

At 12 years old, Berkeley Wright was introduced to drugs and alcohol by friends and even her parents. When she became homeless during her teen years, Berkeley began using hard drugs with her mother. By 25, she had three children and had been arrested five times. She’ll never forget that fifth and final time on June 2, 2015. “This time something different happened,” Berkeley recalls. “My children were without [...]

504, 2018

In the spotlight with Valrie Thompson

Celebrating 30 Years at Center for Human Services This month, Hutton House Program Manager Valrie Thompson celebrates her 30-year anniversary working at Center for Human Services. We honor her as CHS’ second longest-serving employee and one of the most dedicated people you’ll meet. Q. What was your first job at CHS? A. I was the counselor at Hutton House as well as a supervisor in the Student Assistance [...]

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