Tell me again why I work here?

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in a group home? One word…tough. What brings people to our field? And what makes people stay? This blog is meant to expand your horizon on the work that we do. The people who are in the trenches and fighting the hard battle of trying to reason with a young person who is mad at the world are the ones who have my utmost respect.

Parenting in a Group Home

Imagine being a step-parent to every child you meet? If you’re a step-parent, you’ll understand. The hidden resentment and desire to lash out at every comment that is meant to inspire is exhausting. Teaching right from wrong and instilling the value of self-worth to children who have been exposed to parental neglect is hard work. If you add to that the child can’t have a cell phone, friends can’t visit, the mall is an hour away, and mom typically doesn’t answer when called for a visit the anger makes sense. Tensions are high in a group home seven days a week. But…..stay tuned. This blog is meant to give you hope. Our role is to inspire you by giving you a better understanding to the challenges children meet in the foster care system. Join us as we take a closer look at what life looks like for a child in a group home in Georgia.

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” Steve Jobs

We are the people that Steve Jobs warned you about. We fully believe that with the right combination of love, patience, grace, and guidance we can change, the path of many. I’ve taken on this blog to introduce you to the successes rather than the failures of the system. We see them here every single day. Of interest, when I hear the name North Georgia Angel House, eyebrows raise. The opening statement is often “what did they do to get there?” I have to laugh. The answer, they hit the placement lottery. We have the best team of caring adults and stakeholders in the community that a girl could want.

Join us as we share our journey with you. We will show you how we plant the seeds that grow into the harvest! Giving Girls Roots. Giving Girls Wings. It’s what we do!

Published by susanworsley

I'm the Executive Director of the North Georgia Angel House Inc. located in Canton, GA. I joined our agency in 2007 after leaving the Miami area where I also worked in the field of child welfare. Over the span of nearly 30 years I have served on all sides of the system. Prior to child welfare I served in the US Navy for seven years on both active duty and in the reserves. You will rarely see me without my beloved Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Join me in my journey to share my love of what we do.

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