An Update for Friends of Highfields · February 17, 2016
Moving in the Right Direction
    For some kids, there's no place like home. For K'lub, there's no place to call home. Thanks to your support, K'lub found a sanctuary at Highfields residential treatment facility.
    K'lub has been on the move for most of his life. He was placed into foster care when he was 10 years old because his mother lost her rights due to a drug addiction. K'lub moved in and out of more foster homes than he can count. He was angry, scared and alone, until he found his way to Highfields.
   "Highfields is like a family to me," said K'lub. "If I didn't have Highfields, I'd be all alone...I don't know where I would be."
   K'lub thinks back to his time as a foster child. He describes himself as a "troublemaker" who was defiant towards his foster parents, refused to listen to authority, and got into multiple fights at school. 

Board Member Pursues Passion to Help Families in the Community
   Nick Oertel wears a lot of hats these days. He is a family man and father of two, a lawyer at Foster Swift, an avid outdoorsman, and a proud member of Highfields' board of directors.
   Nick brings a lot to the table when it comes to serving on the board. As a new father, he empathizes with the mission of helping children, youth and families build stronger relationships. He's a local native of Lansing, an MSU alumnus, and is passionate about serving the very community where he grew up.
   "I truly believe in the counseling services that Highfields provides because I believe in second chances," said Nick.  "It's important to give individuals the opportunity to develop and get their lives on the right track. Without Highfields, the lives of those people suffer, and our communities suffer."
   Building strong communities is something that Nick feels strongly about. In his work, he is able to help members of the community every day, but he knows that Highfields does a lot of work that may go unnoticed. 

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Golf Outing 2016

Don't miss your help children, youth, and families. Highfields' 36th Annual Golf Outing will take place on Monday, June 13 at Forest Akers West in Lansing! 

To reserve your foursome or secure your sponsorship, please contact Bev McGill at or 517-628-2287 x332
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