Real Stories

Limitless: Markos' Story

Every spring, scores of high school seniors come down with Senioritis – the fabled illness in which a senior can sense that graduation is just around the corner and therefore, start slacking on their academic progress. However, this isn’t always the case and sometimes, apathy and detachment

Close Your Eyes. Clear Your Heart. Let Go.

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

The Light That Guides You Home

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

Slow and Steady Wins The Race

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

Brighter Than Sunshine

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

TOP for the Troops

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.

Mentor A Child, Change The Odds - National Mentoring Month

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

The Spirit of Thanksgiving

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

The Plant Whisperer

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.

Symbolic Meaning

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.