~Lisa Barnelli, Family Reunification Case Manager, Lutheran Children and Family Service
My job can be tough. As Family Reunification Case Manager for Lutheran Children and Family Service, I come into the picture after children have been taken away from their family. Children are placed outside their homes for a number of reasons – drug-addicted parents, financial hardships, child abuse and neglect. If the problems aren’t resolved or improved, the children can’t return home. Fortunately, there are case managers like me who work diligently to help these children and their parents get the services they need and deserve to become a healthy family unit again.