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Success Story: Jordan Burnett

May 22, 2015

Raised by her grandparents because of her mother’s mental illness, Jordan experienced some unexpected obstacles when her mother left the state of Florida while Jordan was still in elementary school. Because of these circumstances, Jordan has struggled with depression throughout her life. Over time, Jordan’s depression affected her quality of life and made the transition from elementary to middle middle school an especially difficult one.

With the support of a Full Service Schools therapist, Jordan found that recovery from depression was possible, and that she could achieve her goals.
With the support of a Full Service Schools therapist, Jordan found that recovery from depression was possible, and that she could achieve her goals.

Jordan worked with several therapists before she met her Full Service Schools therapist, Alison, at Sandalwood Family Resource Center. They had an instant connection. With Alison’s help and support, Jordan was able to improve her focus in school. She brought up her grades and is passing all of her classes. Jordan plans on attending a local college and becoming a psychologist, a dream she has had since she was a child.

Jordan’s story is made possible by donors, like you, who support initiatives such as the neighborhood-based collaborative, Full Service Schools. This initiative provides free health and human services, including therapeutic services for students, ensuring that our community’s children can focus on reaching their goals and being successful in school.