success stories


Jeremiah: Mentors for a Lifetime

“This was the best place I always wanted to be.   There was never anywhere else.”

Jeremiah Williams came to live at Northern Children’s Services (then Northern Home for Children) when he was just 10 years old in the late 1980’s.   Northern was his home until he was 17 years old. (more…)



Jawara: From Jump Shots to the Justice System

“No matter what you are going through today, I promise you, you will all be winners in life.”

“No matter what you are going through today, I promise you, you will all be winners in life,” said Northern Home alumnus, Jawara Griffin. He directs this motivational promise towards the youth currently enrolled at Northern Children’s Services (formerly Northern Home for Children,) while reflecting upon how his time at Northern gave him the confidence to overcome a tumultuous past, and taught him to set goals for himself, one jump shot at a time.    (more…)



Christiana: A Chance to Help Others

“I can be a role model for STS.”

Sitting in the School Therapeutic Services (STS) decorated classroom at Duckerey Elementary, Christiana Minnick boasted, “When I grow up I want to be a teacher and a nurse.  I want to help people like Miss Melissa and Miss Kate did for me.”  (more…)


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