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Chrissy Tells Us the Story Behind Our Newest A Home Within Chapter!

September 26, 2022

Hello from the Happiest City in America! 😊☀️🌻  My name is Chrissy Arlen, and I’m the Program Coordinator here at A Home Within. I get to work with my incredible colleagues on a variety of different projects, including volunteer recruitment, recognition, and retention; the client-clinician matching process; our rich Continuing Education program; our partner program…

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AHW Volunteer Spotlight: Eileen Keller, Consultation Group Leader for 25 years

April 26, 2022

By Deanna Linville. “The therapist becomes part of the client’s network of relationships, which ordinary children in ordinary circumstances completely take for granted. It is just there for them. And that’s what we are trying to build for our AHW clients.” Recently Eileen Keller, an AHW consultation leader for the past 25 years, sat down…

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AHW Volunteer Spotlight: Aisha Henry, DC/MD/VA Chapter

April 4, 2022

“At this point in my career, I am speaking up because it has to be about our humanity and love. Apathy can no longer be an option in response to all the trauma that youth in foster care experience.” Hi there, A Home Within Community! I’m Candice Simonds. As the California Clinical Director for the…

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AHW Volunteer Spotlight: Mae Howard, San Diego County, CA Chapter

November 23, 2021

“Being part of the solution and making a commitment to one youth can have a valuable impact for an entire community.” Hi there, A Home Within Community! I’m Candice Simonds. As the CA Clinical Director for the A Home Within CASA Therapy Project, I lead our collaboration to expand telehealth to youth across the state.…

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The Transformational Power of Therapy

November 12, 2021

The Giving List’s mission is to help build strong and lasting relationships between philanthropic communities and the nonprofit organizations which not only serve as a critical safety net in their areas but are foundational to the functioning of a healthy and civilized society. A Home Within is proud to join that list of organizations in…

AHW Volunteer Spotlight: Emily Kent, San Francisco County, CA Chapter

October 4, 2021

“Working with foster youth, I realized that was really where I needed to be, because kids who are in foster care need so much more support than a lot of people I have worked with.” Emily Kent always wanted to do something in the helping field. She knew she wanted to be a social worker…

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AHW Hudson Valley Chapter: Making a Connection and a Difference

September 26, 2021

As I have had the honor of getting to know and work with A Home Within clinicians and clinical directors, I have been struck by how unique each chapter is in both strengths and character.  In fact, it is one of the reasons I have found the group and individual meetings with clinical directors so…

AHW Volunteer Spotlight: Elizabeth Earnshaw, Philadelphia, PA Chapter

September 13, 2021

“It’s an amazing experience. It gives therapists the opportunity to truly use their skills to help those who have experienced trauma, who wouldn’t usually have access to this type of assistance. You get this support network, the consultation groups, and continued education.” Several years ago, when Elizabeth Earnshaw and her husband were getting married, instead…

AHW Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Haake, Alameda County, CA Chapter

June 23, 2021

by Emma Mears “You have a chance to offer your professional expertise, which is of high value. You get to contribute your time and make an impact in your community and repair inequalities that we are becoming more aware of in terms of privilege, class, and race. You get to learn and connect to somebody…

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AHW Volunteer Spotlight: Vanessa Hernandez, Alameda County, CA Chapter

June 7, 2021

“It is common for A Home Within clients to be unsure if we are going to be there for them long-term because they have made connections and lost them in the past. So just the idea that we are offering to be their therapists for as long as they want—that it’s in their control, not…