From “Chaos and Turmoil”… to Peace and Success
A Mother recollects the impact of SPCC’s Family Trauma services with Hilda Saltos, LCSW, almost 10 years later.
Hello! My name is Marthenia. I have two sons – Tahmir & Jaelin. I’d like to give a brief overview of how my family became involved with SPCC. In 2004, I was married with two young children. However, our home was not a happy one. It was filled with chaos and turmoil. Needless to say, I had to make a decision. I could continue living this way and let it have a negative effect on my children or I could do something about it. I was definitely at a crossroad in my life. My ultimate decision was to proceed with divorce. Once I began the process and began attending court, “things” took a turn for the worse. My children and I felt trapped!
After attending one of MANY court appearances, a law guardian for the children asked if I would like a referral to SPCC. He explained to me what SPCC would do to help my children and me. I agreed, and about a week later I met with Hilda Saltos. The rest was history! Hilda was very understanding, helpful and kind. She was very instrumental (yet non-judgmental) in assisting me with referrals and advice which enabled me to move forward.
Fast forward…it is now 2013. My children and I are blessed to be living happy, peaceful and successful lives. We own our own home, and I am now working as a licensed practical nurse. Both Tahmir and Jaelin have a strong interest in art. Both are also honor roll students, with excellent attendance and a bright future ahead! We are very thankful to have met Hilda and been able to utilize the services of SPCC!
Tahmir’s Art Work Jaelin’s Art Work