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We need to talk.

It’s becoming all too clear that as we begin to emerge from all of the events of the last year, too many of us are not OK.

Many of us have lost something. That’s worth talking about.


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Kristy N. Hairston, pictured above with her family,  is a veteran of the U.S. Army and certified medical assistant who is now a stay-at-home mother of five. She is also going to college to fulfill her dream of opening her own childcare center.

But her main goal in life right now is keeping her children alive.

On May 5, Kristy will pull back the curtain and share her story — her real story.

She’s going to take us back to when she and her husband realized everything was going to be different — the choices they made, what they told the children, the struggles, the joys, the sorrows, those elusive glimpses of hope — all of it.

Through her eyes, we will live a day-in-the-life of a Head Start family, and our experts, Dr. Lia Erikson of Novant and Shenell M. Thompson of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, will talk to us a bit more about how Kristy’s story relates to thousands of others in our community — trends they are seeing and what is needed to move our community forward.

This is not really a virtual event as much as it is a conversation we all need to be a part of and you don’t want to miss it.

At Family Services, we’re ready to work as long and as hard as it takes to try to find what we lost, but we can’t do it without you.

Register today!