Care Manager Kate, Shout Out!
March 12th –
Directly from one of our Supervisors, “Great job Kate, you took what could’ve been a dreadful situation and turned it around into such an amazing story. You have the greatness of bringing joy and being such a loving person. I’ve been here for 10 years and this place still brings so much joy to my heart especially when I see things like this.”
BACK STORY: Kate has been working with a youth who shared that he has never had a birthday celebration or gifts. He has very little family involvement and currently lives in an out of home treatment setting. Kate made this youth’s 12th birthday a success and one he will probably remember for years to come. She reached out to Agency staff asking for any items they might have to donate for gifts. The outpouring was tremendous and Kate ended up with money and gifts to make this birthday special. This young man is a huge basketball fan so the Community Resource Director, April, also reached out to the Philadelphia 76ers and secured free tickets to a game.
The day before his birthday started off with a meet and greet (and acceptance) into a new program in a home setting, followed by a cake that Kate made herself and ended with the 76ers game. The next day, his birthday, Kate spent the entire day with him, not because she had to, but because she knew how much it would mean to him. They went to lunch using one of the gift cards that was generously donated, then out shopping and to get his hair done with the money that was collected.
Kate, the Camden CMO is lucky to have you on our team. Thank you for your constant dedication and willingness to go the extra mile. This shout out is a big one!