Balancing Point

Woman balancing on a railroad trackIt feels like many of us are walking a fine line to find balance.

Every day there are new pieces of information that can knock you off balance. It has become a running theme across social media that 2020 is the year that can no longer surprise anyone. Murder hornets. Check. Parallel universes. Check. Tropical storms forming randomly in a matter of hours. Check. Zombie virus. Check.

With all this craziness and uncertainty, it is easy to be feeling overwhelmed and off balance.

This feeling is even worse when you’re away from friends and family.

Throughout 2020, even at the height of the pandemic, Boys and Girls Homes has accepted children who were removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect. Can you even imagine how much anxiety that transition would create?

Luckily, we have compassionate staff specifically trained in trauma-informed care who are able to help these children adjust to campus living and find a new sense of balance. We have also been blessed by dedicated foster parents willing to take in children in need during such a scary time.

These children cannot continue to receive this level of care without the support of the caring angels who believe in our mission.

Will you become a Caring Angel? 

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


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