An Update for Friends of Highfields - March 2017
What a Father Learned From His Son
Thanks to your support, Wayne understands that communication is a two-way street.
    Wayne, a single father, was growing apart from his 15-year-old son, Dakota. They argued a lot over things like school, chores and finances. During one argument, the Department of Health and Human Services got involved. They recommended that Wayne and Dakota participate in Highfields' Families Together Building Solutions Program (FTBS) which helps families create solutions to prevent out-of-home placement for children.
   Wayne and Dakota met with their Family Counselor, Kayla Harner, once a week to discuss their problems. Wayne was frustrated that Dakota wasn't keeping up with his chores and was playing with his Xbox all the time; Dakota was frustrated that his dad didn't understand the stress he was under with school and sports.

Kelly Supports Families in Critical Moments
"Hearing from clients that I influenced them or was there for them in big moments helps reassure me that I am in the right position." 
    When Kelly Fox graduated with her Master's in Social Work, she wasn't sure what she wanted to do, or who she wanted to work with. She just knew she wanted to help people.
   Kelly got a part-time job at Highfields and realized that she wanted to work with at-risk children and families. When a full-time position opened up, she jumped at the opportunity.
   "At Highfields, I've been able to help families in so many different areas, like substance abuse, domestic violence, child welfare, and building healthy relationships," she said.

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Upcoming Events
Highfields 37th Annual Golf Outing: 
Putt for a Purpose
  With Title Sponsor, Lyman and Sheets

Monday, June 12, 2017 at Forest Akers West in Lansing

For information about becoming a sponsor, or to register an individual or foursome, please contact Bev McGill at 517-628-2287 x332 or bmcgill@highfields.org.
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