Healing for a kindergartener’s heart

by | Apr 12, 2019 | Testimonials

Christian Children’s Home of Ohio (CCHO), the parent organization of Encompass is celebrating 50 years of ministry this year! Throughout 2019, we will be sharing 50 Stories for 50 Years of Ministry to demonstrate the transformational work God has done through our family of ministries (CCHO, Encourage Foster Care and Encompass Christian Counseling).

In story 6, school-based Encompass Therapist Abby Fischer, LISW, shares about a young student at Triway Local Schools whose life has been changed by supportive mental health services. Abby’s position of working directly in the school system is far from monotonous. After meeting Joey, she knew she would have unique opportunities to keep her on her toes.

Joey was a kindergarten student when I started working with him. He had the typical chubby cheeks of a kindergartener. He was missing his two front teeth and had the most stunning eye color. Joey was sitting quietly in his seat when I entered the room, seemingly no different from any other student. Soon after, though, I was understood why I was asked to work with Joey.

Joey is just one of 45 children currently being served by Encompass in the school environment. “He is a beautiful example of how the appropriate mental health intervention can change someone’s life,” said Abby. “I’m excited to see what God has in store for his future.”

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