In the second week since its launch, “Kerrville Daily Times Live” included an interview with Dennis Ferguson discussing the community support that BCFS Health and Human Services-Kerrville offers to children, youth and families in Kerrville, Texas.
Dennis, Director of Community Services at BCFS-Kerrville, spoke on the programs he and his team use to help children and youth ages 10 to 25, including Youth Averted from Delinquency, the Hill Country Resource Center, the Texas Workforce Commission and Our House.
Louis Amestoy, Managing Editor of “The Kerrville Daily Times” newspaper and host of the show, asked Dennis how COVID-19 has affected those served by BCFS-Kerrville. Dennis discussed their ability to keep in touch with local employers and connect jobs to the young men and women in their care, adding that the mental-health services they provide have been crucial to weathering 2020’s barrage of health, economic and social uncertainty.
“We spend a lot of time just reassuring them and encouraging them – getting them to acknowledge that they are capable of making progress even in these times when we’re not able to get out as much as we used to,” said Dennis.
Louis asked how their city could give back to BCFS-Kerrville. “We thank the community for all they’ve already done and the times they’ve stepped up,” said Dennis. BCFS-Kerrville has been able to accomplish great things over years of service, but Dennis admitted there was much left to be done. They plan to continue utilizing community support, partner organizations, and their own ability to connect needs with resources during COVID-19 and beyond.
Listen to the full interview on Kerrville Daily Times Live.