We could not manage the tens of thousands of souls who visit us each year without the passionate and professional staff members. It is true that working for any community organization must be a personal passion, but working for an organization whose efforts surround so many families who are hurting takes a special type of person. The emotion, stories, and struggles of so many do not stop at the parking lot; too often this burden goes home with our team, and learning how to cope with this weight takes a special type of human being. None of us could do this work without a support system. we are proud not only of our staff, but the people who raised them and have shaped their lives, and those who support them today.