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It’s easy to look at a family in crisis and pass judgement. To make assumptions about the past, present, and future of those who face challenges. To look at a family like Soraya’s and see a cycle of struggle and poverty, generation after generation. At Northern Rivers Family of Services, we’re not quick to judge. We believe in the power of potential, and we believe that families like Soraya’s can thrive. All they need is a little support.

It’s easy to look at a family in crisis and pass judgement. To make assumptions about the past, present, and future of those who face challenges. To look at a family like Soraya’s and see a cycle of struggle and poverty, generation after generation. At Northern Rivers Family of Services, we’re not quick to judge. We believe in the power of potential, and we believe that families like Soraya’s can thrive. All they need is a little support.Soraya wanted a better life for her family. She worked long hours for low pay away from her young children, and she knew she couldn’t get ahead when every day was a struggle just to keep up. That’s when she walked through our doors. Her children got the developmental, educational, and therapeutic services needed to prepare them to thrive in school, and Soraya felt the support of the Northern Rivers family. The environment was such a great fit that Soraya decided she wanted to join our team, and now she’s providing the same life-changing care that helped her family.

Looking at Soraya’s family today, it would be easy to pass judgment. To see a young mother, working at Northern Rivers during the day and going to college at night, with bright happy children doing well in school, and assume that she’s an anomaly. While Soraya may be special, she’s no anomaly. She’s proof of the power of potential and proof that when you support Northern Rivers Family of Services you make a real difference in the lives of the more than 16,000 children, adults, and families we serve every year.

Please consider a gift to the Northern Rivers annual appeal. One hundred percent of the funds raised will support the more than 60 behavioral health, educational, residential, foster care, and community-based programs that help families like Soraya’s get the support they need—without judgment. With your help, families like Soraya’s will be part of a new cycle: A cycle of success.