"My specialist was very helpful and tried her best to do everything to help find resources for me."
"Wishing I would of called sooner. We could of used their help years ago."
"It was great support and comfort knowing there are people out there who are willing to listen and help. Our Permanency Support Specialist was wonderful and we miss her very much."
"Right Turn was a great resource to my family. After my experience with Right Turn, I have lost count of the number of families I have since referred for support."
"I had tried to get help as the situation with my grandson was out of control. It seemed as though I would have no choice but to give up my guardianship. But when I made that call to Right Turn, everthing changed. Finally, people listened, doors opened, and we got the help we so desperately needed. . . my story has a happy ending because of Right Turn."
"When our daughter unexpectedly ran away 5 months ago, we found ourselves immersed in system of caseworkers, judges, legal aides, police detectives and many others that didn't have time to listen to our story. We were told our daughter was just one of many adopted foster children that runs away every day--and to call back after she had been gone 90 days. That was not the answer we were looking for. Not sure where we would be now if not for [staff] at Right Turn. Their response was immediate and compassionate and caring. They were the first people we met that listened to our concerns and advised us in ways that helped us be successful with each step. They taught us much about the steps that would follow in the court room and about the role of Health and Human Services. They explained to us the type of behaviors we might see from our own daughter who seemed to have changed overnight. [Staff] attended a meeting with the caseworker when I reached a point of frustration, and they both gave me and my husband all of the right answers each step of the way. More than anything, they gave us some serenity and dignity through a process that would have been completely frustrating and counter productive. Our daughter is getting back on the right path and we are grateful to the folks at Right Turn for the support and information that they provided."
"Before talking to [staff] that first time, I felt like I was in the middle of the ocean with sharks swimming around me, but now I feel I have something I can float in until I make it to land."
"Wow! That's all I can say about [staff] and the amazing work she does. She went above and beyond, advocating, contacting businesses, and utilizing every resource she knew of in order to help save a family. [Our mutual client] didn't have central AC and had a doctor's note that unless he got central AC in the home he could die. She contacted people all throughout Omaha in order to ensure that this need was taken care of. [Staff] didn't stop until the family was fortunate enough to benefit from her determination, perseverance, and never ending hope to do what is best for families. Thank you is not enough to describe the amount of gratitude we all feel. Thank you for all you do and thanks again for going above and beyond!"
"I did not know a single thing about Right Turn but I was willing to give them a try. It was like they were God sent to me. I was having issues with Medicaid not paying for medical bills when I went to my hometown (out of state). I had to pay for all medical bills out of pocket which kept me here in Nebraska because of that. [Staff] came to my house and told me of other options I did not know about. She was so kind and very professional. She helped me so much. It's like a dream come true. I'm so glad Right Turn sent me that letter it sure turned my whole life around. I can now go home and feel good about it."
"Right Turn has come along at just the right time for us! Like many other adoptive parents, we had a need for post-adoptive support, and we found Right Turn. We've found a great deal of support from [staff]; she has made herself very available for us and has brought resources together. We have come to appreciate very much the services of Right Turn."
"I'm special because, it's who I am. Because, i'm special is that i'm adopted. And because, i'm very smart and it doesn't matter if you can't do that and you can't do this doesn't matter everyone is special in there own way. I think i'm special because, i'm a African American. The second thing why I think i'm special because, I have a lot of friends. The third thing why I think i'm special because, I have 6 brothers and 1 sister. I'm special because i can sing and dance. Second, i'm special because, I have beautiful hair and i'm pretty. Third, i'm special because, my friends are the best. I like to play outside with my friends that's why i'm special. I use my own personality not some one else's. I am special and unique just like every one else."
Child, Age 9, 2010