Mission Moments

A Mother’s Fierce Advocacy for her Child with Autism

You never know what direction life will take you. Just ask Lisa Cooper who recalls being the mother of two children, ages 10 and 15, in the midst of growing her law practice when she found out she was having another child. “Life happens,” Lisa says matter-of-factly. “As it happens, my life took quite a […]


Mission Moment – Above and Beyond, for Tracy

Imagine you’re 11 years old. Actually, you’re about to turn 12 and your mother is planning a birthday party for you. At least that’s what she has told you. Trouble is, experience has taught you that you can’t really depend on your mother to come through on her promises. She does come through for other […]


American Legion donates to CHD Foster Children

Three members of the American Legion recently visited CHD to present a donation of $500 which will go toward purchasing travel bags and necessities for CHD foster children. “Too often a child arrives on our doorsteps with what little belongings they have packed into a black trash bag. The American Legion and CHD believe that […]


When Prom Becomes a Life-Changing Experience

Mission Moment For typical high school students, high school prom is an expected rite of passage, but that wasn’t the case with two young ladies who live in our community. Going to prom was something both of them dreamed about, but neither thought it could ever happen because of their housing situation. One of the […]