“…Very excited, straightened my life out and doing very well.
Thank you for making an impact in my life.”
Those were the last two lines from a very positive and uplifting message I received yesterday from a former client.
When working in victim services, which is often filled with terror, pain, hurt, and sadness, hearing that someone is doing very well makes all the difference. In fact, it’s the equivalent of bright sunshine breaking through the clouds after a particularly long and dangerous storm. To say that I am relieved, happy, and touched is a complete understatement…
Taking a crisis call back in the day…

Posts about my former line of work:
Resignation Announced
Sans Souci 
Deanna 
Fall 2010 Term
The Adventures of JC Brown 
Burning the Candle
Path
Crummy

Press:
Booms leaving SafePlace
Collins Brown receives Liberty Bell Award
Shelter worker received Liberty Bell award
Igniting the flame of awareness 
OHS grad to speak at domestic violence vigil 
PSYCH Matters: The Newsletter of Psychology at Oakland University