New Directions salutes longtime employees

New Directions Youth and Family Services, with offices in Jamestown, Olean and Randolph, recently honored recipients of the agency’s Milestone Years of Service awards, which recognize individuals who dedicate their careers to helping Western New York children and families receiving New Directions services. Individuals from New Directions’ southern tier programs honored during the third quarter of 2020 are:

¯ Eric Klingensmith, 30 years, Youth Support Supervisor

¯ Janet Leidich, 25 years, Youth Support Supervisor

¯ Brandi Robinson, 20 years, Program Coordinator AOBH

“We are so pleased to recognize the many years of service to our kids and families represented by the people we are honoring this quarter,” said Jim Coder, New Directions Chief Executive Officer. “In jobs that are often difficult and stressful, it is a statement of the character and commitment of these individuals who invest in our mission and make a difference in other people’s lives; thank you all.”

New Directions Youth and Family Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency with a heritage going back more than 140 years. Its mission is to foster resilient, self-reliant families and permanence for at-risk children in the shortest time possible, by promoting safe, respectful, responsible, and goal-directed behavior.

The agency’s mission is promoted through dedicated, caring staff and by employing its treatment philosophy of Normative Culture. For more information about New Directions Youth and Family Services, please visit fosteringgood.org.


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