During the month of February, we are shining the light on Miss Tracey McCombs, one of our team of social workers who works tirelessly and selflessly at our Emergency Shelter for children from the ages of 11-18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment, along with runaway and homeless youth. Our shelter, one of only two in the entire Coastal Empire, provides a safe and nurturing environment for children who have immediate need of help. Here are some questions (Q's) we asked Miss McCombs and her answers (A's) about her work at the shelter.
Question: Q: How long have you been at Greenbriar? A: I have worked at the shelter for over five years.
Q: What is the thing you value most about your work at the Shelter? A: When I work with a teen to change his or her behavior and I see the results of my work occur before my eyes! One resident that I worked with is now back with his family, attending school, and also now has a part time job. I continue to see him about once a month when I visit him at his work...he always give me the biggest smile!
Q: What keeps you coming back? A: When I am able to see a difference I made in a child. When you show a child love and caring...they really do give it right back to you.
Q: What do you wish everyone knew about Greenbriar that they may not know? A: How much the staff truly cares and goes above and beyond to meet the needs of each child.
Q: What do you like to do in your spare time? A: Once in a while I enjoy getting a good manicure...or having a nice dinner out!
Below is a picture of our kind Miss McCombs.