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Posts by Georgia Mjartan

The Year of the Caregiver

2020 was the year of the caregiver. From hospitals to family homes, caregivers of all kinds have dramatically reorganized their lives to meet the needs of our society’s most vulnerable members.

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Listening to the people we serve

First Steps Executive Director Georgia Mjartan plays a hand-clapping game with a child in a preschool classroom.

As a foster parent, I interacted with “the government” on many occasions. Sometimes the experiences were wonderful, like the time my case worker went out of her way to approve a Christmas visit between our one-year-old foster daughter and her biological father. Other times, the interactions left me feeling disrespected, frustrated, and angry. I wished…

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