We work in a hard field and some days are not so great . . . There are days where we all kind of forget why we’re doing this . . . and the encouragement that I’ve gotten from the HomeGrown StL Network just remind me why I’m out there doing it and prove how important it is that we keep fighting the good fight and we don’t give up.

Heather Bond, MSW, LCSW, Supervisor of Case Management Services, Center for Youth on the Rise