Chrissie and Chris Anderson "Thank you so much for all of the love and kindness you have shown towards our daughter, Emmy. When I think back to how she was a year ago, to how she is now the change is wonderful. She was very insecure and unhappy. Now, we have our daughter back! And, she is writing stories again and drawing! It is so good that she is being creative. Thank you for all that you do to help her."
Craig and Amber Adams "Craig and I can can’t begin to express our thanks and appreciation to the DRC staff. The changes that have come over Avery are remarkable. He has so much more confidence; he looks forward to the learning process DRC offers. I believe Avery struggled with who he was and felt detached from public school. Now he knows there are other ways to learn and it is OK not to be “normal”.
Avery is a bright young man; DRC embraces him for who is and guides him on how to harness his interests (including, but not limited to the music program, which has helped Avery improve greatly in a matter of months).
Avery’s father has been very sick with pancreatic cancer for the past two years; it gives us such relief to know that Avery is going to a place where he can enjoy the process of learning and be around people who feel the same. Our sincerest thanks to the DRC staff,"
Sami Russell "DRC has been a blessing for my son. Since our journey here started in 2015, Jacob has flourished. He went from being an unhappy, depressed teen to a more confident, happy, and independent young adult. I no longer worry on a daily basis, if he is okay. He loves DRC and usually stays until 3:30. When he was in public school, everyday was a fight just to get him out the door!
Thank you, Maria for creating such a wonderful safe space in our community for our children."
Joan Rasmussen "Thank you Maria and staff for the amazing work you do. With our past military years, moving often and not putting down any roots, Takoda needed an opportunity to just find a comfortable space to grow. Since he started going to the Deep Root, Takoda has taken so many giant steps forward, both socially and academically. He realizes that he can take charge of his future, and that there are so many paths to choose. I also love the interaction that happens between the children, the teens and the adults, this is real socializing, not selective socializing. Deep a Root is an amazing place, with so many great opportunities for kids of all ages. It is a place where everyone fits, or maybe better said, a place where there is no need to fit, because we are all individuals."
Salena Minter and Dan Bigelow "Our daughter has had a wonderful experience at DRC which was complimentary to our home schooling. She was able to go beyond book work and examine her creative side while learning. In addition, she met new people and had social exposure that enhanced her learning through participation that helped her gain more independence in her self. We highly recommend it for those seeking different in an ordinary and often times failing educational system".