Every Child’s Hope (ECH) was founded in 1858 as an orphanage for immigrant children who lost their parents in cholera outbreaks. On day 2 of our joint collaboration with In Da Loop and Stress Free Friday’s Toy Drive from Sunday. I’d finally got the chance to meet the facility manager Aaron Jackson.
How are you?
Aaron: I’m doing well
Tell me about your place of business?
Aaron: It’s a pretty fast pace place with the kids we get in our program. And the behaviors we have to deal with from the children in a residential facility
What do you do at the home? How long have you been with the company?
Aaron: At home, I’m a father and a voice over artist. And when I’m at ECH, I am responsible for hiring new staff members, making sure the units are up to par. As well as making sure the kids are safe, training, disciplining, growing the company, and an array of task and duties
How many children do you all have living there?
Aaron: Currently, there are 16 kids from the age of 10 to 17 years of age
Aaron: Yes family members can see their kids depending on their situation with their child. For example we wouldn’t allow a parent that sexual abused their kid to have access to them.
Is this a non-profit organization?
Aaron: Yes, non for profit
Does working at a group setting get very emotional at times?
Aaron: Yes, it can get very emotional for the kids. Because, they want to go home or be with their family members. And they can’t, which in time makes it a hostile environment for the other kids.
How long have you been with Every Child’s Hope?
What are your biggest challenges?
Aaron: The biggest challenges I would say we have is having enough staff to work, kids maybe upset because they don’t have their parents in their lives, not getting what they want when they want it, typical teenage boys behavior I would say that live together under one roof.
Thanks for your time and I look forward to doing more collabs to assist the home soon.
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