Puzzle Pieces is excited to announce that Olivia Hardy will be joining the all-female administrative staff starting March 9 as the Behavioral Services Director.
Olivia will enrich the scope of services offered to current Puzzle Pieces clients and also allow the nonprofit to reach new clients. Through Olivia’s new role, Puzzle Pieces will now be accepting clients who need positive behavior support, but may not attend the campus for other services. Positive behavior support is defined as shaping a behavior that one wishes to change through evidence based practices, and providing the training within the home and community to ensure success.
Painting his Own Future
Friends of Sinners resident paints murals at Puzzle Pieces as a part of recovery program
Steve Lane has a storied past, one that involves raising three children as a single father in government housing on Owensboro’s west side and an alcohol addiction that controlled a lot of his life. A recent relapse left Lane, 62, at a crossroads -- return to a life of addiction or fight for his sobriety. He chose to fight.
Lane connected with Joe Welsh, executive director of Friends of Sinners, and drove across the state to check himself into the Owensboro treatment facility.
“I couldn’t find happiness,” Lane said. “After I broke my promises to God and stopped abiding in him like I should, I wasn’t happy anymore. I’m at Friends of Sinners right now to try to get my happiness back. I don’t want to live like that anymore and I see that coming if I don’t do something.”
You Can’t Pour from an Empty Cup
Ashley Wedding is the Public Relations Director of Puzzle Pieces and the newest team member to the administrative staff. In her role for just a month, she was excited to attend the Fill Your Cup Conference on Feb. 7 and shares her thoughts on the women-only event.
As just one team member of an all female administrative staff, I can testify that women truly do run the world. In the few short weeks that I have been at Puzzle Pieces, I have witnessed women, from all different backgrounds, excelling at what they do and coming together to better the community. But I also know that as moms, wives, daughters and working professionals, we get drained and often neglect ourselves while trying to fulfill all of these roles.