Monday, February 4, 2013

Staff Spotlight: Brenda Wilson

Brenda Wilson is a supervisor for The Villages’ Healthy Families MOM Project in Indianapolis and has worked with the organization for 11 years. Brenda works with staff whose job it is to provide parenting support for at-risk first time parents. We recently asked Brenda a few questions about her job working with vulnerable parents and their children.

The Villages: Why did you choose a career in child welfare?

Brenda: I have always had a calling to help people. I enjoy working with families on empowering them to achieve their goals. I also want to help children to achieve at their highest potent.

The Villages: Please share one inspiring experience you had in the last year?

Brenda: The fact that we had two events where over 300 hundred adults and children attended. We were able to be creative and provide them with services and items at a minimal cost.

The Villages: What can the community do to help you, and The Villages, better serve vulnerable children and families?

Brenda: The community could do more to advocate for more money to be invested in the programs that make up The Villages agency.

The Villages: What is your wish for The Villages and/or the children you work with?

Brenda: I would wish that The Villages could provide all the services needed for children and families to be successful in achieving their goals without the worry of if there is enough money.

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