Help Me Grow Alabama Blog

9 Mar · Lauren Till · No Comments

Strolling Thunder

Announcing Strolling Thunder™ 2022 We invite all who advocate for young children to walk with us, pushing babies and toddlers in strollers to help bring awareness to the vital investments needed in programs for Alabama’s children from birth to age 3. There will be events for children and information for adults on helping young children thrive. …


18 Nov · Lauren Till · No Comments

Child Care Grants Available NOW!

Please visit this link to the application for funding that may be available for your child care program to pay stipends/bonuses to all of your staff. These bonuses will be paid quarterly and can be up to $6,000 per year for full-time staff and $3,000 per year for part-time staff. Your work during the pandemic …


16 Sep · Lauren Till · No Comments

Alabama’s Early Intervention System (EI)

When a parent or professional has a question regarding a child’s development, a referral can be made to Alabama’s Early Intervention System (AEIS). This is done by calling (800) 543-3098 which is also known as the Child Find number. AEIS serves children from birth to age three. To be eligible, the child must have: A) …


22 Apr · Lauren Till · No Comments

HMG Staff Spotlight: Deanne Slafsky

Deanne Slafsky joined the Help Me Grow Alabama team as a South Alabama Regional Care Coordinator with Lifelines Counseling Services. Deanne comes with 33 years of experience working with at-risk youth and youth with developmental disabilities. She operated a child care center for toddlers in foster care due to parental drug abuse in California, the …


15 Apr · Lauren Till · No Comments

HMG Staff Spotlight: Tabetha Mitz

Tabetha Mitz was born and raised in Hawaii, and she is a recent graduate from the University of Hawaii with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She has experience as a paraprofessional where she worked with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and she also has child care experience from working with children in a …


8 Apr · Lauren Till · No Comments

HMG Staff Spotlight: Anna Ajuzie- Americorps

Anna Ajuzie joined the Help Me Grow Alabama team as an Americorps Member with the Alabama Partnership for children. She is a graduate of Troy University with B.S in Psychology and M.S. degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. Anna interned with Easterseals Central Alabama where she supported individuals with disabilities in identifying work skills and aptitudes, as …


1 Apr · Lauren Till · No Comments

HMG Staff Spotlight: Ann Tyler Corwin

We are so excited to have the support of amazing AmeriCorps members on our team this year made possible through our partnership with the Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers. Ann Tyler Corwin is an AmeriCorps Team Leader serving our West Alabama region and is a senior at the University of Alabama majoring in Human …


25 Mar · Lauren Till · No Comments

HMG Staff Spotlight: Saanyol Suswam

Saanyol Suswam joined the Help Me Grow Alabama team as an AmeriCorps member serving at United Way of Central Alabama. Saanyol earned her B.S. degree in Biology from Miles College in 2017, then went on to graduate from UAB School of Health Professions with an M.S. in Biotechnology. She has worked in the Birmingham City …


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