Tag - Foster Care

Sharon Berkobien, CEO, Holy Cross Services

“Change the life of one.”

Holy Cross Services’ leader lives the mission

Sometimes it is the smallest people who teach us the biggest lessons. Sharon Berkobien sees this happen every day. “I've just learned a tremendous amount about resiliency and what that takes,” she says. “About what people can actually survive and go through and come out the other side.” (more…)

A foster child finds peace in a forever home

Most kids find their parents nagging them to clean up their room just plain annoying. For Jarrett, it’s the normalcy he’s been missing in his life, and he’s not complaining one bit. “With my family…I went out to eat, I made the bed; the bed that I’m supposed to be making,” smiled the 10-year-old. A bed that is finally Jarrett’s own, in a permanent home after years spent in transition. He first entered care when he was four years old. (more…)
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Muskegon Open House

Holy Cross Services recently opened an office in Muskegon to offer a variety of community-based foster care services to help provide hope, healing and resources to children and foster parents. Please stop by for refreshments, snacks and check out our new space. We look forward to being a great neighbor and are excited to be part of the Muskegon community.
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How becoming a foster parent helps

Becoming a foster parent is a life-changing opportunity for both you and the children you take into your home. Most importantly, though, this type of care can break the cycle of poverty, meaning you’re helping people for generations to come. (more…)