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 Special Education and Youth at Risk program in Maryland, and spent 14 years working with a shelter for foster children, at-risk youth, and victims of human trafficking in Florida. Deanne’s daughter was diagnosed with severe learning disabilities, and she says she knows firsthand the challenges and complexities of navigating systems to ensure her daughter received the support she needed and advocated for other families as well. We are excited to add Deanne’s experience and passion to the Help Me Grow Alabama team. Welcome, Deanne!