Allison Reynolds, MSW
Program Director of Family Preservation Services
Tell us about one of your most meaningful moments at The Bridge:
One of my most meaningful moments was when I received a call from a former client who wanted to share with me that she was a mother, she had children and she had remembered what she learned from the FPS intervention when working with her as a teen. She indicated that she intended to use those skills with her children so as to foster a good relationship and to keep them safe and free from harm. She had relocated to Texas. So it was nice to be remembered and more importantly to have had such an impact and positive influence on the life of a teen who is now a mother.
If you had to describe The Bridge in one word what would it be?
How long have you been a part of The Bridge team?
I came to The Bridge April 1, 1992, but officially became an employee on July 1, 1992 when The Bridge was awarded the grant/contract for the Union County FPS program. It was a good fit.
What do you enjoy most about working at The Bridge?
I enjoy the level of trust and respect that The Bridge provides to the site managers and the feeling of being supported i my role as a leader of the FPS team. With that, I can work with my team to foster the Key Concepts of Productivity, Responsiveness, Progressiveness, Accountability, and Professionalism. It is not perfect, but I enjoy working with my team because they are professionals who actually care about the children and families with whom we have the privilege to work. Professionalism is not the level of degree or licenses that one holds, but it is the level and degree of genuine care, concern, and passion that one holds in their heart as they are motivated to work with and actually make a difference in the lives of people. I enjoy the freedom and support to pursue other interests (e.g. teaching) while continuing to take care of my responsibilities as a leader in this office. I enjoy being able to share that same flexibility in allowing and supporting the FPS team members in their personal endeavors while ensuring that they too take care of their responsibilities as an employee of The Bridge.
What is your favorite part of your work day?
Safely arriving to work is my favorite part of the day. It allows me the opportunity to continue to build positive working relationships, to engage in warm greetings, to strengthen my connection with the FPS team, and to continue to work towards my vision.