“If you have a passion for helping others and want a feeling of completeness, then stop wishing and just do it. Morningstar has allowed me to put my energy and things that I am passionate about back into the lives of the kids we serve here at Morningstar.”– BreTanya Rogers, Residential Service Specialist
“I like this quote: “Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded.” I find my work to be very fulfilling. The children here at Morningstar have typically been through a lot, so it is important for all of us here to work as a team and assist them in healing and growing to their fullest potential. I believe we all strive to see the children here succeed and achieve their goals.”– Jacquelyn Ferguson, Licensed Therapist, Brunswick Counseling Clinic
“Since the day I started employment with Morningstar, I've felt a sense of community and belonging here. From executive leadership to our support staff–– each and every individual plays an integral part in helping connect these beautiful but broken children with brighter days. I feel extremely blessed to be a part of a mission that is bigger than myself. I love it here at Morningstar and know the kids do too!”– Jenna Caldwell, Development Associate
“If you want to see work in progress come to Morningstar. We have just had a renovation to our café, and it’s so exciting to see our kid’s reactions. They love knowing we care about making [Morningstar] feel more like home.”– Tracie Yates, Food Service Coordinator
“I enjoy the work I do for the children of Morningstar. Many days, I want to throw the towel in, but when I think about the hurt, the disappointment, and the abandonment that they have already endured, I can't. 'You can't teach children to behave better by making them feel worse. When children feel better, they behave better. - Pam Leo'”– McClary Baker, Campus Life Supervisor
Quote from the COVID-19 pandemic, March 2019: "It’s times like these where I am reminded just how amazing our staff are. Everyone rises to the occasion without questions asked. We have done such a great job and will continue to keep these 52 children who are placed in our care safe and healthy. #ItsACalling #GodsChildren”– Jessica Johnson, Director of Human Resources
Morningstar Children and Family Services was established in 1996. Today we have a team of over 100 staff members serving hundreds of children annually.