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!'”
Message From The CEO – May 2021/in Blog /by Uspiritus
In times of crisis, I like to reflect and look for the positive things that can come from it. Sometimes there’s a teachable moment or a new perspective we haven’t considered. The negative hits us with such force, but we must not forget that bad times can also bring out the best in people. We can open our hearts even more with grace, love, and kindness. We can grow when confronted with life’s challenges.
Donor Spotlight: Aetna Better Health of Kentucky/in Blog /by Melissa
Aetna Better Health of Kentucky is the managed care organization that provides Medicaid for the children we care for at Bellewood & Brooklawn. As our partner, they go a step further to support the children through their Supporting Kentucky Youth (SKY) program by providing some of the tools needed to be successful in life. SKY was designed to help youth who are in Kentucky’s out-of-home-care system.
Message From The CEO – April 2021/in Blog /by Uspiritus
Spring is here, kids have returned to the classroom two days a week, some family visits have resumed, and we’re welcoming volunteers back on our campuses for outdoor projects. We are counting our blessings but know that there is still much work to be done.
Message From the CEO – March 2021/in Blog /by Melissa
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 – February 2021/in Blog /by Melissa
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?