This month our Leadership Spotlight selection is our HR Supervisor, Sara Bodenham. Born and raised in Chico, Sara's background in farming and ranching instilled an early interest in agriculture. And although she originally set her sights on a future within that industry, after moving to Quincy she was hired as a temporary Office Manager at EA, changing the course of her life. Read on to learn more about Sara! Are there experiences in your early life that have contributed to your success with EA?

Learn more about one of our amazing social workers, Rocio Martinez!

Our September employee of the month is one of our amazing social workers, Rocio Martinez! Rocio was originally brought on as an intern, where her compassionate nature and strong organizational skills allowed her to thrive.  Read on to learn what initially sparked her interest in working with EA Family Services, how she practices self-care, and more!

Learn our tips for the back-to-school season!

The new school year is back in full-swing, and while it's an exciting time for most, it can be especially trying for foster youth. With that in mind, we've compiled tips on how to help navigate these changes while building their confidence to ensure a successful transition.

"Each person must live their life as a model for others."  - Rosa Parks

Mark your calendars now for August 22nd to Dine for a Cause! 36 Handles Restaurant and Pub will be donating 20% of sales from all meals and drinks to EA Family Services.  In order to participate, please bring a copy of the flyer below. (Digital copy will be accepted).   

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."  -Maya Angelou

Our August employee of the month is Rayna Harkness! Read on to learn what initially sparked her interest in working with EA Family Services, how she practices self-care, and more! How did you come to work with the organization? 

This month our Leadership Spotlight selection is our Chief Financial Officer, Jerry Dorris. Jerry has been an integral part of the team since the very start, as his parents founded EA Family Services (previously "Environmental Alternatives" in 1981).  Read on to learn his advice to those interested in working with youth in foster care, how he spends his time away from work, and much more!

Curious about becoming a foster parent? Check out our interview with one of our wonderful clients! Hear from RH, one of our amazing foster parents on how she decided it was the right time, her favorite moment so far, and her advice for anyone interested in pursuing a similar path.  What motivated you to open your home and heart to children in need?  I really just wanted to be a safe place for a child. My husband and I were in that same mindset; we wanted to provide a safe and loving home for a child, even if it were temporary. 

This month our selection for Leadership Spotlight is one of our wonderful Social Worker Supervisors, Tiffany McGee! Read on to learn more about how she came to work with EA Family Services, her advice to those interested in a similar career path, and more! What initially brought you to EA?