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The staff at the Home are a dedicated group of care givers, child advocates, and administrators who strive daily to provide the best possible environment for the children in their care.
President Earl Kreisa and Associate Director Renee Kreisa came to the Home in 1995 with a vision and a calling. Together they form a dynamic team of leadership and bring with them many years of professional human service experience in managing the day to day operation and long term goals of the Home.
The President served eight years as the Executive Director of a Mental Health Association prior to coming to the Home. He pastored four churches during the twenty years prior to that. He has a Master's degree in Divinity.
The Associate Director has been involved with children's issues for most of her career. She has been responsible for oversight of the evaluation process for over 100 United Way agencies . She also serves as the home's In-House Counsel. She has a Master's Degree in Education, a law degree, and is licensed to practice law in four states, including North Carolina.
The Director of Social Work, Peggy Hart, has over thirty years of social work experience and is ACSW credentialed. She holds two master's degrees: one in social work and one in religious education. She has worked at the Home since 1995. The Social Work Department is responsible for insuring the quality of care for children by coordinating services with area agencies and tailoring the optimal combination of services to best meet each individual child's needs. Tutoring and school work is addressed by the Education Coordinator, a member of the social work staff.
Our Program Director, Neil Caddell is responsible for supervision and training of house parents as well as program planning and implementaion including independent living, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, camps and volunteers for the Home. Neil has worked at the Home since 1995. He was a house parent for one year and a social worker for a year and a half. He has been the Program Director since September 1998. Neil comes to the Home with a BS in criminal justice from East Carolina University.
The Home currently employs married couples as house parents to provide a model for the children. They provide daily direct care for the children, from teaching them how to do their laundry to driving them to doctor appointments to giving hugs. As the house parents move into the new houses, these responsibilities expand to ones more closely resembling a typical family: overseeing chores, cooking, and entertainment and providing continuous role-modeling for the children.
Whoever receives one child like this in my name is receiving Me, and whoever receives Me is not receiving Me, but Him who sent me
MARK 9:37 NAS