2011 Christmas Newsletter

Published by Bethany Rice on Sunday, December 25, 2011


      The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.
                                 Isaiah 9:2 
       As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, we pray you and your family will be blessed with peace
and joy.  May your New Year be filled with the light of His love and the gifts of the Spirit.
    We sincerely appreciate the support you have shown us over the years in our endeavor to   provide hope and care to those in need.
      The Louise M. Smith Home for Girls which was licensed on January 31, 2008, continues to provide a much needed service to teenage moms and their infants.    
     The moms complete their education and are taught parenting and life skills which are essential to successful independent living.
      The Slane, Millis, and Hayworth Residential Homes continue as an important part of the Youth Unlimited mission by providing out-of-home placement for children whose needs cannot be met by our Community Services Program.  These residential homes enable children to receive help while remaining in their community.  
     The Behavioral Health Clinic for 
outpatient therapy, physician services, and medication administration that was started last November at our Sophia office has been expanded to include services from our High Point office.         
     Treatment is available to
individuals from age 3 up to 20 years.  The clinic is providing a much needed service to not only Guilford and Randolph County families but also those in the surrounding area.   
     The increase in families needing Intensive In-Home Services has lead to the expansion of our Intensive In-Home teams.  This program is a very effective resource for families experiencing difficulties and has a high rate of success in helping to stabilize families while preventing   out-of-home placement. 
      Our Outpatient Therapy Services provide counseling for individuals and families by a Licensed Professional Counselor.  This service is available at our Sophia office as well as the High Point office. 
     Our Foster Care Program trains and provides support for foster parents who have made a commit-ment to care for children who are unable to live with their families. This year we had our largest MAPP class in several years.  This training is a state requirement for becoming a licensed foster parent.  We also had three adoptions within our foster families this year. 
      We will host an Open House on January 31, 2012, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm for anyone interested in learning more about foster parent-ing.  Please call our office at 336. 883.1361 for questions regarding the Open House or if you would like information about fostering children.
     Jane E. Hoonhout, PMHNP, has been hired as our Nurse Practitioner for the Behavioral Health Clinic.  Nurse Hoonhout practices under the supervision of our Medical Director, Dr. Kim Dansie.  
      David Shobe, MA and Carleton Irving, MA have recently attained their Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor Certificates and Bethany Rice, MSW has attained her Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensure.     
     Judy Fradenburg, MSW, LCSW, our Director of Training, Quality Improvement and Client Care, has recently become a reviewer for the Council on Accreditation.     
Thanks  for  your  help  –
God  Bless  You