When Alejandra closed her eyes, it was like a horror movie stuck on repeat. She is eight-years-old. She is in her native Mexico. Gun shots ring out and her beloved father dies. Over twenty years later, she is still haunted by these events and this pain is manifesting in a myriad of ways
Bravery comes in many forms. It can arise in the face of illness or on the battlefield. Bravery can flicker in the darkness, illuminating the night or it can glint boldly in the sunlight. In Monica's case, bravery comes in the form of an indomitable spirit and the will to persevere against
Throughout history, terrapins have been a celebrated creature. In Chinese culture, turtles are viewed as a symbol of power and longevity. In Hindu mythology, the world rests on the backs of four elephants who stand atop a turtle shell and the story of the tortoise and the hare is a familiar one
The night is darkest before dawn and 21-year-old Richard’s life was clouded in hazy shadows. Suffering from mental illness, Richard was no stranger to local mental health facilities and would check himself in when it all got to be too much. He wandered around in a daze and the smallest incident
There is a misconception that teenagers are apathetic. That they spend their lives glued to the screens of their smartphones, oblivious to the world around them. One need only spend five minutes with the teens enrolled in Community Partners TOP Program to see this is certainly not the case.
By nature, human beings are social creatures. Our connection to others is not only instrumental to our very survival but also the key to our emotional wellbeing. However, there are thousands of children across the country who feel like they are alone. Kids that don’t have someone who will
Thanksgiving is more than a feast, football and watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It is a uniquely American holiday celebrating the generosity and the bounty of the human spirit. Community Partners’ Targeted Case Management department were on a mission to ensure that their clients
Flora and fauna have long captivated humanity. Artists paint them – Monet’s Water Lilies, Georgia O’Keeffe’s Poppies, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers – and people give bouquets as gifts. Blooms represent love on Valentine’s Day and serve as a balm to ease the pain in times of sickness or grief.
A wedding ring is worn and rarely removed. Encircling the finger and glinting in the sunlight, it is an unbroken and eternal symbol of love and devotion. Baby shoes are bronzed and kept as a reminder of the boundless promise and spirit of adventure that accompanies a child’s first steps.
English or Esperanto, Danish or Dutch, Spanish or Swahili – the word ‘family’ has the same roots. At Community Partners, we believe in family. We believe they are the building blocks to a strong community and we firmly believe in empowering their financial development. We also believe in