A very special Shout Out from DCS Specialist Kathy Edgin goes to a team of dedicated DCS employees who brought a family together for the holidays, demonstrating the true nature of what the season is all about.
Thanks to the dedication of staff, teamwork and zeal three children have been re-united with their relatives out of state. Case Management Supervisor, Nicki Kaplan, and assigned Case Manager, Cheryl Kelly managed to get the children all to the Peoria Office at 7 AM on a Friday morning with their bags for the trip. Out of state family members contacted and provided trip logistics ironed out. Myriam Villarreal bought carry-on bags so the children could have their belongings with them. Toni Cota, Peoria’s outstanding Administrative Liaison, coordinated the flights, provided transportation to all to Phoenix International and of course, snacks for the kiddos! And Kathy Edgin, who escorted the children out of state and returned the same day.
This is why we do this job! The smiles, tears and laughter of safe children with family members who love them dearly. Thanks, you all!
Thank you all for bringing this family together in time for the holidays and for giving these children the best gift anyone could ask for, a place to call home.