The National Coalition of Childhood Homes was started by psychologist, Karen Thompson, former foster child, Eric Green, and addiction specialist, Christina Stallings. The three of them met at a meeting for a homeless shelter in 2003, and they all quickly discovered they had a lot in common as they all came from broken homes and were now dedicating their lives to keeping families together.
Karen Thompson – psychologist
“I have been a counselor in the Tampa area for two decades. I have been leading the volunteer counseling team at the NCCH since we began in late 2016, and we have already seen great results. We offer marriage counseling, substance abuse counseling, and more services for adults who are in need of counseling. It is our mission to be able to keep the family together to provide a stable home environment for the children, and we have already seen great results in our short time of helping the community.”
Eric Green – former foster child
“Growing up, I was a child of the system. I can’t tell you how much it would have helped me to have a stable environment with one or two loving parents. In late 2016, I found the NCCH, and I couldn’t believe an organization like that one existed. I joined immediately, volunteering wherever I could, and I have found it to be extremely rewarding.”
Christina Stallings – addiction specialist
“I have worked for years as a counselor at a drug rehab helping recovering addicts and alcoholics to seek the treatment they deserve for their addictions. In late 2016, I joined up with the NCCH, who offers free counseling sessions and 12-step meetings for alcoholics and addicts in the area. They provide such a positive environment for the community, and I am very proud to be a part of this organization.”
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