Charlie’s Story

“I never saw a day of my third trimester – I had preeclampsia and began experiencing organ failure, so Charlie came at 25 weeks. He spent 87 days in the NICU at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, and at the end of it, we came home with him on September 19th – two and a half […]

Kelly’s Story

“The children that come and see us are potential victims of abuse or neglect, and our job is to offer them a calm, safe place to tell their story and heal. My passion is working with kids, and I love being able to help them. You know recently we had a case in the news, […]

Kemi and Ayo’s Story

“I think my favorite part of Emerald is all the people and how they’re so nice over here. Like, my teachers are awesome. My favorite teacher is Mrs. McNally and she’s practically the best teacher I’ve ever had in the 4th grade. And my favorite subject is STEM and science class. It’s a class where […]

Danisha’s Story

“I’ve been coming here since Kindergarten, and I’m about to go into 6th grade. I really like all the activities we do here, and I think music and art are my favorite. Right now in music we’ve been learning Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and we just finished learning the whole thing. We play it on […]

Tina’s Story

“The training went on for about seven weeks and they take it very, very seriously. They want to make sure you’re well-informed and equipped so that you can do this job and do it well. Even before you get into training, they do a lot of screening, you do an interview. They want to make […]