A Hard Reset

Computer with a reset messageIn the computer world, sometimes the only solution is a hard reset, where all the data is removed from the device and makes it 100% clean.

With everything going on in the world, it feels almost like a hard reset. It is like we are in a place of isolation, away from friends and family for the benefit of the world around us. Somehow, there is something reassuring about knowing we’re going through this together.

Imagine what it would feel like to go through this kind of isolation alone. Imagine being pulled from family and friends. Imagine being told by people who you’ve never met before that this is for your benefit. That somehow losing everything you have ever known will improve your life and the world.

This isolation is what so many of the children served by Boys and Girls Homes experience when they come into Department of Social Services care. The uncertainty and anxiety you are experiencing now is what these children went through before they were able to fully understand the logic and reasoning.

The emotional impact of this experience lasts for years. And before any healing can take place, you need to feel safe.  That is where the services provided by B&GH make a difference, addressing physical, emotional, and social safety while providing educational and spiritual development.

How you can help 

Melissa Hopkins is the Director of Public Relations and Marketing for Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina.

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