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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. We think a heartfelt video is worth even more. Take a moment to listen to the parents, students and staff that comprise our Eckerd Connects' E-Nini-Hassee family.
The folks at every level of Eckerd have simply gone far above and beyond the call of duty…the life skills my daughter has already embraced and digested are exactly that — a game changer. Part of the Eckerd program is to reconstruct the foundation of these girls to give them a solid base to build their life around and effective coping skills to deal with the complexities of growing up in today’s environment. Honestly, I have never been associated with a more caring and talented group of people than the folks at Eckerd E-Nini-Hassee” — Keith K.
“When I came to E-Nini-Hassee a few days before my 17th birthday, I had the belief that everything I was going through wasn’t my fault. I blamed a lot of other people for the mistakes I had made, and it was causing me to make a lot more destructive choices. While I was at E-Nini-Hassee, I had the opportunity to rethink all that I had done, and it helped me turn my life around. The program gave me the chance to quit my old lifestyle and start over, doing things that I actually wanted to be doing. I met people who changed my life and gave me motivation. They inspired me and pushed me to be a better person. Today, I’m happier with myself, and my choices, and my life. I’m so grateful I had this experience before I got in over my head. I love E-Nini-Hassee and what it did for me. I’ll never forget what I learned there. It will be part of me for the rest of my life.” — Olivia D.
“Your program literally saved my daughter’s life, and I will be eternally grateful to the entire staff and counselors there. My daughter has stayed out of trouble since completing your program, is working and also preparing to graduate high school on time! All these things didn’t seem even close to feasible before she went to E-Nini-Hassee and was given the tools to help her make the conscious decision to turn her life around. Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving my daughter a second chance at a productive life.“ — Trish R.
My daughter has come a long way since leaving E-Nini-Hassee... I am so grateful that she had this opportunity to turn her life around, and I truly believe it was because of E-Nini-Hassee. I would hate to think where she would be now if she didn’t attend - a very scary thought I must say. You are the best! ~ Lisa C.
"Camp E-Nini-Hassee was a lifesaving journey for our daughter from illness and crisis to hope and health. I have seen my daughter's emotions stabilize. Her anger, negativity, and sadness has dissipated. I feel extremely fortunate to have found E-Nini-Hassee for my daughter. I truly believe it has saved her life. I appreciate the accessibility and support I was provided. When we truly did not know where to turn for help, this place was the sanctuary she needed. We will be forever grateful to the Eckerd Foundation and the dedicated staff of Camp E-Nini-Hassee for this priceless gift. ~ Olga
My daughter graduated yesterday. LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE! So extremely thankful and in awe of the level of leadership, the commitment of the chiefs and the overall experience. Saved my daughters life. Could not recommend this place more. (Although hardest decision ever to make) ~ Estella
From the first phone calls to Ms. Carol and Ms. Richmond to the day I picked Katelyn up from graduation, it has been nothing short of amazing. Ms.Richmond was my angel and talked me through the entire process before intake. The drop off had to be one of the toughest days of my life but the amazing staff managed the process with the best possible outcome. Once Katelyn started camp, Chief Lindsay kept in contact with me and knowing her progress in real time helped me feel more connected to the process. On home visits, the kids are required to check in with the Chiefs. You can hear the genuine care in their voices as they continue to make sure the kids are practicing the skills they are learning and staying on the right track when not at camp.
Through ENH, Katelyn learned how to identify healthy relationships and not engage in ones that would be bad for her. She now thinks about the repercussions of her decisions and actions instead of doing whatever looks fun at the moment.
ENH gave my daughter love, support and guidance perfectly balanced with rules, discipline and boundaries needed to get her to put herself on the right path in life.
I am forever grateful, not only for the work all of these ladies have done with Katelyn but the work they have done with me as a parent to support Katelyn. ENH taught Katelyn life skills that she and this family will use on a daily basis for the rest of our lives. ~ Stacey
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