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Message From the CEO

Are you as happy as I am that spring is in the air? Being able to enjoy the great outdoors has done wonders for a lot of people these last few weeks. Things are also heading in the right direction with COVID cases declining, vaccines becoming widely available, and schools starting to reopen, which is bringing hope to many that new beginnings are possible.

Message From the CEO

We are a community that works together. I’ve been reflecting on this statement lately and how true it rings, especially with what we’ve seen over the last year. Isn’t it amazing how individuals and organizations in the community have really come together to care for their neighbors and the least of these?

Donor Spotlight: Chris Teeley

Years ago, when Chris Teeley was looking to get more involved in the community, he came across an opportunity to volunteer at Bellewood & Brooklawn. It didn’t take long for him to realize he’d found the organization he’d been looking for.

Eric Finds Hope with the Constantine Family

“Our son found us!” That is what Michelle Constantine said when asked why she became a foster parent.


From a Bellewood & Brooklawn foster parent upon the arrival of five siblings who had been separated after being removed from their home: “What makes it all worth it is when they tell me how happy they are to be together. I wish you could have seen them the day they came. The younger two came first, then a few hours later, the older three came. When the older children walked in and saw their younger siblings sitting in my living room, they yelled, one jumped in his older sister’s arms, the oldest boy started dancing and the baby, who was in my arms, started bouncing up and down. The children walked through the house and I showed them their bedrooms and they sang, ‘Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!’ Can you imagine how wonderful that made me feel? In their words, I feel ‘awesome!'”