For many of our facilitators, their work at Educating Communities for Parenting allows them to relate to clients in a way that they’d be unable to at their full-time jobs. Many of our facilitators have full-time social service jobs and range from counselors to case managers who find that facilitation allows them to relate to people in a more relaxed way.
This couldn’t be truer for Charmaine McFadden who has facilitated for ECP for the past three years and has worked specifically with women in recovery. She became connected to ECP when Power to Parent classes were held at Caton Village, a residential drug and alcohol treatment facility, where she was a clinical supervisor at the time. Charmaine reveals that she instantly knew ECP would be good fit for her to pursue her passion for helping women in transition:
“Gloria had once come to oversee one of the facilitators and we developed a bond. There was an instant bond there,” she recounts about first meeting ECP Vice President of Programs and Operations, Gloria Price. “After I left the facility I kept in touch with Gloria. When she called and asked if I was interested in leading a few of the groups, I did not hesitate because I knew ECP had a good reputation.”