UMFS and their Child & Family Healing Center do amazing work with the adolescents they serve. These youth come to a warm and welcoming environment where they can work on healing their past and planning for a much brighter future. Their staff are amazing in their dedication to the kindness and hard work it takes to help troubled teens love themselves and others.
My husband and I have been resource parents 2008. UMFS offers more parent support than any place we have worked with. The social workers go above and beyond the call of duty. I have never felt "on my own" with this agency. I cant compliment them enough for their dedication and love to the children they serve.
My husband and I have been Resource Parents for almost 4 years. We have had the opportunity to work with many young children. Each child brought something special to our lives . We have been blessed to have the chance to work with many of the employees of UMFS and have seen the amazing character in each of them. UMFS has always supported and encouraged us to make a difference in a chid's life. They go the extra step to help the child and family to be the best they can be.
My wife and I became interested in helping our community by assisting young people who needed opportunities to grow and develope into contributing members of society. UMFS has provided training and opportunities to work with youth within our community towrds that goal. Thier committment to both the parents and the youth is top notch. Day or night UMFS stands ready to assist children who need physical safety and emotional support. We have to put forth a lot of effort to work with the various groups involved in working with the foster child but the rewards are immeasurable!THANKS UMFS
When my husband and I decided to look into becoming foster parents, a friend of mine who is a social worker suggested UMFS. I had contacted a local agency first and was not satisfied with the response, but when I reached out to UMFS, I was immediately impressed! I had a lot of questions and the staff was always so willing to take the time to talk to me and answer each and every question. Even when I called back with new questions, I never felt like they were anything but to happy to talk to me. The training they provided was very helpful and we learned a lot. Every staff member that I have had contact with since, has been nothing but wonderful. You immediately know that everyone has the child's best interest at heart! I look forward to continuing to work with UMFS!
We have been working with UMFS, and the children they support for almost 5 years. They have been tremendously supportive to both us and the kids that we have fostered. Working with at risk children takes a special kind of understanding, guidance, and gentle support, and they have all that and more. I don't know how they managed to brinf such a phenominal team together, but they did, and we as the parents, and more importantly, our kids, greatly benefit from everything they do for us.
I have had the privilege of working with UMFS for the past two years. Helping at risk youth with the guidance they provide has been truly one of the most rewarding experiences during my volunteer work.
I have been involved with UMFS for a little over three years and have really enjoyed my experience with them. I have made some life long friendships and have met many children that will forever have an imprint on my heart. As a volunteer I have always felt appreciated and supported in everything I have done and have been encouraged to, at times, step outside my comfort zone to try new relationships and partnerships. The thank yous I receive from the kids is the best part of the experience and I look forward to seeing them every month! Thank you UMFS for making such a wonderful place for volunteers! Sara