A loan of $8,000 helped to purchase a computer, TV and furniture for her office and pay for licenses.

Roslyn's story

With a background in clinical psychology, Roslyn has always been passionate about helping others. Roslyn first became interested in rebuilding families during her time as a Protective Services Assistant (PSA). As a PSA, she would supervise visits between parents and children, often due to a court mandate or turmoil within the family. Roslyn became adept at documenting the visits to share with the court.

After some time as a PSA, Roslyn earned her credentials to work as a Child Protective Services (CPS) social worker. After more than 15 years as a CPS social worker, Roslyn wanted to provide even more support to families going through difficult and often heartbreaking situations. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2011 and began providing therapy for individuals, couples and families.

Determined to provide even more specialized services, Roslyn decided to start her own supervised visiting facility, allowing parents in high conflict or high-risk situations access to their children in a safe and supervised environment. Furthermore, Roslyn’s facility, A Seed of Change, will operate as a community-based outreach program offering additional supportive services to families in crisis, i.e., conflict resolutions skills groups, non-violent communication skills groups, and parenting workshops.

Her Kiva loan will be used to furnish her office with a computer, TV and homey furniture, creating an environment that is safe and nurturing for the clients she serves. It will also be used to expand her office and secure licenses to connect with the court system.

With your help, Roslyn can achieve her dream of rebuilding and caring for struggling families.

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