Helping Children and Families Navigate Life


A Mother’s Story of Reunification

In honor of National Reunification Month, Venesa is allowing Compass to share a bit of her story!

Lauren worked alongside Venesa as her Family Specialist. During that time, Venesa reunified with her two children and successfully closed her case! Here’s what Venesa had to share about her experiences with Compass:

❓At Compass, we believe in the value of love, mercy, grace and forgiveness. Through your experience working with us, have you felt or learned any of these qualities and characteristics? If so, how?

πŸ™Žβ€β™€οΈΒ “Most definitely felt the love as you guys make time and are very willing and supportive towards helping me stay strong and keep a positive mindset during the hardest thing I had to go through so I could reunify with my kids. It honestly gave me so much hope and allowed me to forgive myself.”

❓What tools or resources did your Family Specialist offer that helped you be successful?

πŸ™Žβ€β™€οΈΒ “It’s hard for me to pick just one thing – is there an all of the above answer? I think I really benefitted from the general support and patience that I was given, even when I asked the same questions over and over and needed clarification on things. My Family Specialist offered constant reassurance and positive guidance. She was very caring and a strong support person for me.”

❓What advice would you give to another parent working to reunify with their children?

πŸ™Žβ€β™€οΈΒ “Never give up. Even when you feel like you can’t keep going. It’s not at all easy, but it is so worth it. Secondly, take every opportunity that’s given to you – even if you don’t think it’s necessary. The people that are there to help you are offering help that really does make a difference and will eventually make your life easier.”

❓ Any last thoughts or comments about Compass?

πŸ™Žβ€β™€οΈΒ “Definitely glad I was able to have Compass be apart of my recovery. Compass was flexible with visits. They were willing to do whatever they could to help me and were always so kind, even when things were hard. What you guys do to help complete strangers is beyond amazing and so much of a blessing.”

So proud of all your hard work, Venesa! Thank you for sharing your story! ❀️

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