HEAR WHY OUR STAFF ENJOY WORKING AT HERITAGE
"What I like about working for Heritage is because the environment is very nice and makes you feel like we are all one big family. Everyone is very kind an respectable towards each other."
- Michelle Hill
"Great place to work! Heritage cares about the clients we serve as well as their employees. With so many programs available our clients and community have the resources to succeed. I love being apart of a growing loving family orientated place of employment."
- Esther Runyon
"I love that I get to work with so many different people (clients and coworkers). I love that this is an open and accepting atmosphere, and I appreciate the opportunities for professional growth and advancement."
- Rachelle Born
"What I enjoy most about heritage is the sense of comfort you get knowing you are at a place where there's no judgement, while feeling free to tap into your best you ,and knowing you are encouraged to do so."
- Latrice Hill
"2020 bought things out of me personally that I never knew existed, I saw anxiety in myself, I saw a lot of personal growth as a result of it and begin to examine the gut of how much self-care needs to be implemented. I said all that to say this.
Heritage showed how important the well-being of their staff mattered during the beginning and still to this day. They had leaders reaching out to those they directed to make sure we knew it was okay not to be okay. They showed their appreciation monetarily but the caring spirit I saw in this agency after 20 years was priceless. I enjoy knowing that the reach of Heritage to the community and it’s employees exceeds mental health. I enjoy knowing that I work for a agency that doesn’t set boundaries when it comes to helping others. Helping people seek hope. Working together. Protecting ourselves and others. We did it together."
- Alma Taylor
"I love working with the ACT team and our clients. I have never worked with such a cohesive and devoted team of people. It is evident that everyone on the team cares about our clients and each other. We all are always striving for better ways to help and serve our clients, and to better understand each other.
I truly appreciate everyone’s roles on the team, and I highly value the work that they do. I am finally a part of a team of people where I feel like my role as a therapist is respected and valued, which is truly a breath of fresh air."
- Lesa McMahon
The Latest News from Heritage
Caregivers Connections Group
May 24th, 2022 | 5:30PM to 7PM
Decatur Public Library
We offer gathering for caregivers of children/youth (0-17 years old) to share experiences, ask questions and receive support.
Free meal and childcare provided for caregivers and children/youth.
Reservations are requested to plan for meal count and childcare needs. You may sign up by calling (217) 620-5897 or by emailing Events@heritagenet.org.
Heritage Reminds You to
Look for the Helpers
In the midst of all things COVID-19, we are reminded of when Mr. Fred Rogers shared, "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers - so many caring people in the world."
This is a really comforting thought. A lot of us are wondering, waiting and hoping that life will go back to “normal” soon, but honestly, well, we don’t really know when or if that will happen. There are just to many unknowns.
That's why it's important to give ourselves grace during this unusual time in our lives and remember that we are human. Events like this one can be scary and stressful. We may experience sadness, frustration or perhaps even hopelessness. And that's okay. After all, we are human. During this difficult time, please access and share these resources with others when needed (all are resources are free and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week):
Crisis workers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may reach them by calling (217) 362-6262 (dial 1 for a crisis worker).
Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-8255
Text an anonymous crisis counselor: 741741
Trevor Project Hotline (LGBTQ+): 1-866-488-7386
Trevor Project Text Line: 678678