Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Core Value Award for Hope - Brett Greenfield

Methodist Children’s Home (MCH) annually recognizes staff who exemplify our Core Values.  Staff are nominated by their peers and recognized at an all-staff meeting.

The Core Values for MCH are:
Christian Principles

Brett Greenfield, case manager for MCH Family Outreach in Waco, received the 2016 Core Award for Hope at the all-staff meeting in March. The recipient of the Core Award for Hope is someone who believes in the possibilities of the future.

According to Greenfield’s nomination, “Hope is exactly what Brett brings to MCH every day. As a case manager, Brett does not simply offer referrals and send families off with well wishes. He partners and walks alongside the families through the messes and celebrations of life. Many of the families we serve come experiencing traumas; some are homeless and in need of tangible goods while others are overwhelmed by fractures in their lives. Brett empowers our families to identify goals and walks alongside them through the process. He encourages and speaks to their strengths. Whether he is assisting in filling out applications for housing, advocating for a child at school or simply ‘being with’ them while a parent or child experiences difficulties, he demonstrates hope in the mist of joy and struggle supporting families with perseverance and tenacity. Brett has had the opportunity to share a message of hope to parents at Midway ISD, LaVega ISD, McLennan Community College, and CareNet. Brett has a skilled ability to inform parents and school faculty on best practices with professionalism and kindness.  He consistently receives positive reviews and is asked to come back. Brett recently displayed hope when he was working with two families who were in need of mattresses. After seeking local resources with no return Brett sought out a corporate donation as a final effort. To his surprise, the company responded generously. Brett received seven mattresses to deliver to the families. To know that these families were sleeping on new clean mattresses is priceless.”

“I am both honored and humbled to receive the Core Award for Hope,” said Greenfield. “I see the hard work being done by everyone at MCH to fulfill the mission statement, and to be given this award is an encouragement to continue working hard for children and families in our communities. I feel undeserving and all the more gracious for the support provided to me by MCH.”

Brooke Davilla, director of MCH Family Outreach in Waco and Greenfield’s supervisor had this to share, “The role of a case manager is difficult because things are not always resolved or suddenly better despite best efforts. We are thankful for Brett as he carries this sense of hope in our office and to our families in the community.”

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