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Supportive Friend
We often hear people say, “If you need help, just reach out.” But how can we possibly ask for help when we feel we’re at our worst? Reaching out is a skill we are expected to know, but is often not modeled for us. When you’re in a negative mental...
Holiday Stress
Holidays are a time to celebrate with your loved ones, take a break from work, and exchange personally selected gifts. Holidays can also bring great stress. Maybe you’re juggling buying those thoughtful gifts for your family members, finishing up that end-of-year report at work, and trying to make your house...
Derrick and Ana Olson and their children at The Village
Ana and Derrick didn’t know how to help their toddler son when anxiety fueled his behavior. Daycare drop-off was difficult. At night, Hunter would cry and scream in panic unless Ana, who was in her third trimester, slept on the floor next to him. They didn’t know how they would...
Family Adoption
Adoption can be complicated, beautiful, challenging, rewarding, consuming, humbling, and above all, life-changing. Adoption can help fulfill a family’s dream of raising a child and another family’s dream of giving their child more. Adoption can cause uncertainty and can be painful for all as the process is built on people’s...
woman holding pregnancy test
1 in 4 American teenagers will experience pregnancy in their teenage years 1 Finding out you are pregnant or becoming a teenage father can be extremely overwhelming. You may feel confused, scared, happy or excited. All of these emotions are normal and may change many times before birth. You may...