Meet Meghan, an Ally for Change

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Hi all, I’m Meghan Posey. I am from Oregon and grew up in Nebraska, where I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in social work. In 2007, my husband and I moved to Tennessee when he got a job here. Shortly after our move, I began working at the YMCA child watch and continued my education by getting my master’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee.

I have worked as a foster parent recruiter/trainer for ten years, six of those at Camelot Care Centers in Knoxville. I love that each member our team is committed to the best interests of the client and has a great level of commitment to each other and our work. Getting the word out about needing foster parents seems like it would be rewarding, but I meet with so much rejection that I have to be very conscious about not letting myself get discouraged. I am not talking people into fostering, but I want to empower people that can make a difference to take on the challenge! It’s a common saying these days that you may not be able to change the world, but for one child their world can change with you.

My husband and I have three boys, ages 13, 13, and 10. Kameron runs cross country, Aiden plays soccer, and Rhys is an awesome baseball player and ukulele enthusiast. They are rowdy and loud, ALL THE TIME! I enjoy reading, crocheting, and I also consider napping a favorite hobby. My favorite book of all time is still “To Kill A Mockingbird,” and although I enjoy crocheting, It takes me about three years to complete a blanket. I have made two. In like five years.

I also volunteer with Grow Free TN’s Allies for Change program, which I heard about through community and work trainings facilitated by CCAHT. I believe that human trafficking is an important issue to be aware of and I found the flexibility of the ally program and direct client interaction to be a good fit for me!

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