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!
Help Me Grow Alabama is a program of the Alabama Partnership for Children as an affiliate of the Help Me Grow National Network.
Help Me Grow Alabama is funded by the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education through the Preschool Development Grant, the Alabama Department of Human Resources, and the Alabama Department of Mental Health through a Project LAUNCH Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association. In addition, Help Me Grow Alabama is supported by an AmeriCorps State Grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service provided by The Governor's Office of Volunteer Services.