Celebrating Employee Service and Dedication

February 8, 2018

More than 300 combined years of service to children and their families. That’s what The Barry Robinson Center team celebrated Wednesday, February 7, at its annual Employee Service Awards dinner.

Families often share how much they appreciate the employees who care for their children. Here’s a sample of what they say:

  • “I’ve told them how amazing you all have been and the amazing difference you’ve all made with our child. I love how everyone from the dorm staff, therapists, doctors, administrators and cafeteria staff are all a major part of the care. They all love the kids and care for them.”
  • “Really appreciated and enjoyed so many of the staff members we met this weekend. Everyone took time to visit with us, hear our story, share their story and just be sincere and kind.”
  •  “The staff at the Barry Robinson Center continues to impress us, and I just wanted to acknowledge their hard work.”
  • “Thank you for all that you provide through The Barry Robinson Center to the families who your enter seeking help. It is professionals and facilities like the BRC that make the helpless feel hope again.”
  • “I owe you and everyone at Barry Robinson an ongoing thank you for all you have done and the support/help you did with our daughter. I don’t know where we would be today, if you guys have not become a part of our lives. I am forever grateful for this.”
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Children and teens benefit from the care that our employees provide 24/7.

The 29 employees recognized represent departments across the organization. Education, nursing, nutrition, counseling, recreation, maintenance, finance and administration – employees in each department work together to provide a safe, nurturing, therapeutic environment that sets children and teens on the path to healing.

“The success we have achieved as an organization is due to the dedicated efforts of our staff,” said Greg Thomas, director of Human Resources. “ Tonight’s dinner is a small token of appreciation to those who have dedicated a significant part of their lives to improving the lives of children and their families.”

Employees received recognition for service in five-year increments, for five years of service all the way to some of the Center’s longest-serving employees at 35, 30 and 25 years.

Learn about the Center’s mission-focused work culture and check out current employment opportunities.

TESTIMONIALS

One family's story from crisis to hope. We are your typical American family; happily married parents, four kids, and a dog. In the early weeks of 2016, we found ourselves in a family crisis like none other we had …
What a great performance today by the Voices of Pride! Everyone really enjoyed the singing performance by the children. The BRC children were respectful and helpful to the staff and residents at The Memory Center. …
I just want to let you know how much I appreciate the communication from The Barry Robinson Center. It makes me happy that I am able to feel comfortable calling Rodney and asking these questions, getting his …
I wanted to respond to your email once I arrived home and got situated. I had a wonderful trip. Everything couldn't have gone better if I had planned it. Every interaction that I had with staff, my time with my …
I want to thank you all. I have met a few families at the Ronald McDonald House staying there to tour The Barry Robinson Center and I've told them how amazing you all have been and the amazing difference you've made with …
I am sitting at the airport in Virginia thinking about the wonderful weekend I spent with my daughter. It was not perfect, and started a bit rocky, but the recovery was quick which enabled us to spend some quality time …
We were tremendously impressed and ultimately picked BRC because of your rapid and thorough intake. Thank you so much for all that you do!
I want to thank you for the warm welcome you and your staff gave my family yesterday. The professionalism and understanding of a difficult transition really helped. My family has experienced many such events, and this …
We’ll be there in the morning. Can’t wait to bring our son home!! Thank you so much for everything. I feel like I have my sweet little boy back.
We can't thank you all enough for how seamless you made the whole process. From the moment we started our interactions with BRC we have felt extremely well-cared for and important. We did not feel as though our son was …
My wife and I write this letter of reference for The Barry Robinson Center expressing our complete support for their therapeutic services provided to children and adolescents dealing emotional and mental conditions …
I know our journey is far from over in this battle with mental health, but I am forever grateful to you and your staff for helping us out of crisis mode and giving us hope for a future. I know each employee plays a part …
I wish I knew how to better express my heartfelt gratitude and the indebtedness I feel towards you. You believed in my son when no one else did. You saw the good in him when no one else could see past the outbursts and …
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