May is National Foster Care Month, a time to honor the foster parents, mentors, child welfare professionals, family members, volunteers, and countless other incredible individuals who work tirelessly to ensure a bright future for the children and youth in foster care. 

We're pleased to announce our Leadership Spotlight choice this month is the wonderful Rehmana Arif! Read on to learn about how she came to work with us, her advice to aspiring social workers, and much more! What led you to your current position with EA Family Services?

One of our amazing social workers, our employee of the month is Mercedes N. Robinson! Starting with us as an intern, Mercedes was inspired to stay with our organization after witnessing the company's dedication to their employees and the people they served. Read on to learn more about how she practices self care, a hidden talent she possesses, and more!

If you love asparagus, you'll love our featured event this month! The annual Asparagus Festival at the San Joaquin fairground in Stockton, California is just around the corner, and you're not going to want to miss this family-friendly weekend.

                  "That is one good thing about this world - there are always sure to be more springs." L.M. Montgomery

It's April and we're pleased to feature Margie Sawyer as our Employee of the Month! Working with us in Accounts Receivable, Margie is an undeniable force of positivity and tenacity. Before joining the EA team, she honed her skills of persuasion while running a dental practice with her (now ex) husband and making collection calls to clients. Her ability to get results by being firm yet kind, earned her the nickname "the velvet hammer." Read on to discover how she practices self-care, what her hidden talent is, and more!

                    "Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that." Jon Kabat-Zinn

Read on to learn more about Lysha Lewis, our designated choice for this month's Leadership Spotlight! 

This month we're pleased to feature Shirley Yapchiongco as our Employee of the Month. Shirley is our Office Manager in Chico, and does a wonderful job of creating a warm and welcoming environment for clients and coworkers alike. Read on to learn more! What made you want to work with EA Family Services?

Did you know? March is National Social Work Month! To celebrate and help shine a light on our industry, we're featuring a roundup of articles covering everything from how to practice mindfulness and self care, tips for creating an amazing social work resume, and more!  Resilience for Social Workers: How to Increase Flexibility, Energy, and Engagement in the Face of Challenge