“I was very confused, sad, and scared when I arrived at Children’s Harbor. It was hard not knowing what was going to happen to me and my baby. Children’s Harbor helped me prepare for her through parenting classes and by helping with life skills such as decision making, problem solving, housekeeping, nutrition and food, budgeting and building credit.”
“Our counselor is respectful and very helpful. She’s flexible and works around my hectic schedule. She has been a light to difficult situations,” said Family Strengthening client.
“I changed for the better while living there. My lifestyle changed because of the discipline and structure provided by the Children’s Harbor and staff.”
“My biggest accomplishment was earning my GED diploma before I turned 18. My goal is to accomplish high degrees and to maintain a good career. I want my daughter to have a better childhood then I did and I will be there to make sure this happens,” said Residential Maternity Client.
Our Children’s Harbor counselor gave me tips on parenting and encouraged our family to participate in activities that have helped us socially. I didn’t think therapy was going to work, I was wrong. It has really helped my family,” said Family Strengthening client.
“The things that you do for us girls is beyond a blessing. I can’t explain enough how thankful I am that I came here when I did. I was able to stay with my daughter, which is the most important thing in my life. I was able to complete high school and attend college. I’ve learned an immeasurable amount of life skills and I am now on the road to becoming a successful young woman,” said Residential Maternity client who lived at Children’s Harbor for approximately three years.
“If we didn’t have the family strengthening program I don’t know where we’d be. It has opened a door – a door to hope,” Mother of a teenage girl, clients of the Family Strengthening Program.
“At Children’s Harbor I learned self-discipline and received information on parenting and life skills. There was always someone to support you when you needed it. Children’s Harbor motivates you to make a difference in your own life and in your baby’s life,” said Teen Mom, Residential Maternity Home.