By Melissa Novock, STARS Case Manager
"You never gave up on me, and that made me not give up on myself."
Those were the words of one of the BCS clients involved in the STARS initiative. She futher expressed, " I don't have the urge to get high, instead, I want to explore all of the new opportunities before me."
This client, Ms. Smith received a social service mandate several months ago. She never made it to her first appointment at Success Counseling. However, in August, Ms. Smith was picked up on a warrant and brought before Judge Eugene Oliver. Judge Oliver asked if BCS would be willing to work with Ms. Jones again, and the answer was absolutely, yes.