Today our Executive Director, Hillary, was a panelist at the Community Partnership for Transition Services (CPTS) Institute, a regional conference for community organizations, law enforcement and clients to come together to discuss transitional services. This year’s theme was The NEW NORM: How to Stay in the Game with Re-Aligned Resources.
The conference was described as: “Over the past year, many governmental and local agencies have experienced budget reductions. How do we perform our same quality services with less people, with less money, with less everything? The new norm is to realign the resources we currently have and work smarter not harder. Meeting the needs of those in transition looks different. Let’s take this opportunity to explore best practices across disciplines and across counties.”
Hillary focused her talk on building boundaries between the work she does and the clients we serve. “In order for our clients to be successful, we can’t do things for them. We help them find the path, but we let them walk it at their own pace,” she said. Additionally, Hillary focused on how the “New Norm” is to collaborate with other organizations who are doing the same work. She said, “we all have the same end goal: to help our clients find success and fulfillment as productive members of society. In order for our clients to achieve their goals, it takes many organizations. If we work together, we can accomplish so much more.”
Hillary was honored to be a panelist and have the opportunity to share the great work that Bright New Day is doing. This was an exciting opportunity to meet other organizations that are working towards the same goals.
Special thanks to Dennis Loney of Workplace Innovations LLC for attending the conference with Hillary and for taking this photo.