Learn how Transition to Success™ at Child & Family Service helps “Kris”
March 31, 2017
"Kris" comes to the CFS Family Center looking for dinner for her and her child. CFS staff provide her with the essentials from the Center’s food pantry and encourage her to return for more support as soon as she needs it.
Over the course of several weeks of helping Kris with food, the CFS Staff learn that Kris is unemployed, in an abusive relationship, and did not finish her high school education. These challenges make it difficult to provide for herself and her son.
Kris and a CFS Staff member work together to form a comprehensive plan covering both short- and long- term goals. This plan is driven by Kris and what she envisions for her future. The immediate action is for Kris and her son to move into a domestic violence shelter so that they are safe.
Over the course of a year, Kris leaves her abuser and moves into our Transitional Housing program for survivors of domestic abuse. Her son regularly sees a child psychologist to help him understand the abuse he witnessed. With the help of CFS and community partners like Goodwill, Kris is developing job skills and looking into completing her high school education. She is on her way to building a safe and empowered life for her and her son.