A Working Dad

Today Andy is moving up. He, along with the rest of our inaugural relief nursery class of two-year-olds, is graduating to our threes class, making way for a new group of two-year-olds to enroll in our specialized, therapeutic preschool class, designed to reduce a child’s stress, improve their development and help their family establish a path to stability.

At only 18 months old, Andy stood on the sidewalk with his dad, Nick, and watched his apartment burn. Within a few days they moved together into Serenity House, a local substance abuse recovery shelter. In September after Andy turned two, his grandmother told Nick about a new organization coming to McMinnville: A Family Place.… Read more