Stories of Excellence
Sweetser Helped Me Become The Person I Am Today
I was a teen at the site in Saco in 1966, and lived in the Brown Cottage. The Sargents were house parents then. I was a horrible kid and hated my time there, until it was time to leave, and then I cried. I didn't learn the value of my time at Sweetser until I became an adult. When you work with a troubled kid, and feel you are not reaching them, hang on. You can never count them out.
I became who I am today in large part because of the caring people at Sweetser. Today, I am the mother of two grown children, grandmother to five, and have fostered 12. We have three children still in our home today. I am earning my graduate degree in clinical counseling. So, you see, you never know what that horrible kid is going to become.
Thanks, Sweetser, and good luck with your wonderful work.
~ Elizabeth M.
What Our Clients Are Saying
My two weeks at Sweetser went by all too quickly. I was even more at home this summer and look forward to returning next year. I'd love to stay longer next summer. It all depends on what's going on around here. I don't hesitate to tell anyone when I share my experience at the crisis unit, that...