This month we're pleased to feature Social Worker Nena Marlin as our Employee of the Month.

Joe's wife, Brenda, and him had been foster parents with EA for 20 years. Joe was a laser engineer for 20 years and traveled all over. He was looking for something to do where he didn't have to travel anymore. Joe called Tim Wilkinson and asked him about opening a group home but he told me that there was a moratorium in California on opening group homes and that wasn't possible. Two days later, Tim called Joe and said that an Administrator in Susanville had passed away and that he could transfer the beds to another group home if he was still interested.

This month we're pleased to feature Transporter Keith Key as our Employee of the Month. What originally made you want to work with EA? Donna (a Social Worker for EA) thought I would make a good transporter. So she and Rhonda (a Office Manager for EA) put in my resume, and the rest is history.

This month we're pleased to feature Ginger Goodrich as our Employee of the Month. What originally made you want to work with EA?

This month we're pleased to feature Lake Francis Resort's Resort Manager, Rhona Bekker, for Leadership Spotlight! Rhona was born and raised in South Africa, and moved to North America in the 80's with the desire for a better future for her young family. After the horror of 9/11 she decided they needed to start crossing things off their own bucket list, and not wait for the "perfect time". EA had just acquired Lake Francis and had posted a Workamper Ad in the fall of 2001- she applied, and this was to be the first, short leg of their journey....... well, the rest is history.

This month we're pleased to feature Clayton Morgan as our Employee of the Month. Clayton was managing a hog farm when he first heard about EA, and he knew he was getting ready to make a change and needed a letter of recommendation. He called a former colleague and learned about an open Housing Coordinator position. This position sounded like a good fit and the rest is history!

We love supporting the many communities where our offices are located. Check out the list of events below to learn where the EA team will be next! September 14 Pepper Festival & Hot Sauce Expo Gold County Fairgrounds Swing by the EA Family booth & learn about how to become a foster parent! For more information check out the event page.  September 21

This month we're pleased to feature one of our amazing Social Worker Supervisors, Jasmine Nutt, for Leadership Spotlight! After earning her Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Spanish, she worked as the Assistant Director with a small nonprofit. While there, she was able to lead some of the first AP12 efforts in Los Angeles county. While in grad school, Jasmine worked in two separate group home models, studying the subtleties (while also witnessing the first wave of STRTP implementation). 

“To be rendered powerless does not destroy your humanity. Your resilience is your humanity. The only people who lose their humanity are those who believe they have the right to render another human being powerless. They are the weak. To yield and not break, that is incredible strength.” – Hannah Gadsby

Have you heard about our Transitional Housing Program? Our Transitional Housing Programs were created to support young adults in foster care ages 18-24 as they transition into adulthood. If you've ever considered fostering, but found the process too complicated for your family, becoming a THP resource is an excellent route to consider.