“I want to say that I truly appreciate how much you put your heart, time, and efforts into bettering the lives of parents of all ages, nationalities, gender, backgrounds, religion, etc. You are truly one of a kind. I want you to know the two or three classes I have taken has made an impact in my life and really is opening my eyes to new ways of thinking. Taking in new perspectives of the ways I parent.

Thanks for all that you do for the community and on the ways you improve and impact the lives of parents.”

“Thank you! You guys have far exceeded expectation and have been there for us more than you know! Also my child looks forward to seeing Mrs. W, which serves as an overall pleasurable and exciting experience for both of us.”

“I love that there was no judgment passed. My worker went out of her way to facilitate and make sure my son and I were both comfortable.”

“The services The Family Center has provided were instrumental in providing a safe environment for my son to visit with his dad. Our visitation plan from court began with supervised visitation, a drop off and pick up during daytime, to weekend overnight stays. Through The Family Center’s services the extremely negative interactions have been eliminated. My son no longer is exposed to arguments between us, the anxiety and worry dropping him off has significantly decreased. I can not say enough good things about this program. The team is always so nice and helpful and they even take time on Holidays to do exchanges. I’m so thankful for what they have done to give peace to my family.”

“Thank you for getting through to me because I came close-minded because I didn’t want to be here. I actually learned something from every class.” (mandatory participant)

“My experience was extremely rewarding. In addition to learning about the daily activities of an Executive Director, I have learned what it means to be truly and whole-heartedly passionate about a cause and how to strive for something you believe in. I want to thank you for the time you spent with me discussing the grant proposals…this was very helpful to me and provided much useful knowledge for my future career. I thoroughly enjoyed working with such a wonderful group of people.” (Elizabeth Johnston, Intern)

“I really was given much insight about how to be an effective parent.”

“I honestly have enjoyed them. I think they have helped to make me a better person. They are a good thing for all kinds of people and all kinds of problems.”

“I understand the importance of making more time for my kids now, and trying to do better not only for myself but for them.” (male graduate of parenting class)

“These classes are a great benefit to the community and I feel like it could change the way people discipline their children. There are other ways besides whipping your children.” (young mother)

“I learned to pay attention to what they (children) are doing right and not always focus on what is wrong.”

“This class is the next best thing to an instruction book for children. I have had some issues come up that I believe I handled well because of the techniques the classes taught me. These classes are an asset to this community and I hope they are offered for many years to come.” (non-custodial father)

“G really cares about helping us understand and use the class materials. I got more out of his classes than I ever did in school.” (female graduate of parenting classes)