My first six months as Executive Director at Holly Ridge Center have been full of challenges and opportunities. The obvious challenges were taking our very interactive teams from an onsite environment with access to daily collaboration to working from home almost overnight! Tooling up our staff and gathering resources was the first big hurdle followed by learning about the needs for technology and internet access for the people we serve!
Fortunately, we have an incredibly flexible team of staff that are driven to succeed by their passion to continue serving our families and clients. It was not easy, but there was never a question of if – there was only figuring out how.
Right now, we are still working primarily out of our homes. Every month, we are serving over 400 children and their families and 60 adults with differing abilities.