#LifeAtCAPS with Audrey Evans, Supervisor in CAPS’ Parent Aide program.
When I was little, my grandma worked for DCS. I recall being in the car with her once when she had to pick up some children, and she asked them if they wanted McDonald’s. They said they had never been to McDonald’s before. I was shocked. How could a kid not know about McDonald’s? Why didn’t their parents feed them? This was when I figured out that not everyone had the same loving and supportive home that I had. I remember how thankful they were to my grandma and thinking I wanted to be like her.
In high school, I volunteered for a mentoring program and I knew then that I wanted to help people, but I didn’t know how until I came to work at CAPS. When I first started, I learned a lot about development, parenting, and case management. Over the years I have learned the value of a supportive environment, the importance of family relationships, and that generational cycles can be changed. I’ve learned skills to strengthen my own family and I’ve had the privilege of watching other families become happier and healthier together.
I love working for CAPS. I believe that CAPS provides hope to parents and education to our community members so that, together, we can raise happy healthy children to be our future.
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