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A New Year’s Q&A with the CEO

A New Year’s Q&A with the CEO

This year isn’t just a new year, it’s the start of a new decade. This makes 33 years that Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. (SFH) has been in operation; The company has survived three decades in an everchanging and challenging business sphere. So, the communications team asked Abdul Seraaj, the CEO of SFH, to share his reflections on this past decade and his plans and goals for the future, as it pertains to the business, the whole foster care system, and himself.

Money management for foster youth aging forward

Money management for foster youth aging forward

By Shay Stinson  Edited By Intisar Seraaj     Let’s do a quick quiz.     How well has your young adult prepared for bills and responsibilities? How much money do they have saved? *blank stare  I don’t save, so I haven’t modeled that behavior.  We don’t discuss...

Free Yourself Through Forgiveness

Free Yourself Through Forgiveness

Forgiveness is hard work! But it’s necessary for healing and happiness. We’re human; We’re prone to make mistakes and bound to get hurt and to hurt others. It’s OK. You’ve heard the phrase “life goes on,” but here’s how we can be happy and healed while life continues.

Foster Kids May Seem Ungrateful But They Are Thankful

Foster Kids May Seem Ungrateful But They Are Thankful

Sometimes foster youth don’t ever say “thank you” until after they’ve grown up and aged forward from foster care. It may not be that they are ungrateful but are unable to show gratitude in the way that’s common for someone their age. You must keep in mind everything your child’s been through and remain patient with them.

Navigating the Holidays as an Interfaith Blended Family

Navigating the Holidays as an Interfaith Blended Family

One thing about having a blended family—whether that’s through adoption or fostering—is that you’ll have to find a balance for almost everything. But it’s more difficult creating a balanced and inclusive holiday season for blended families. So, here are some tips for creating an inclusive holiday experience everyone in your blended family can be happy with. 

Transitioning From Desks To Devices: Exploring Virtual/Remote Work

Transitioning From Desks To Devices: Exploring Virtual/Remote Work

The traditional office environment has changed as rapidly as technology has changed. The brick-and-mortar office environment has evolved into having an employee’s complete office needs in the palm of their hands (i.e. cellphones, laptops, etc.). Seraaj Family Homes, Inc.’s (SFH) Mobile, Alabama region has established itself as a model for remote and virtual working. Read the interview between SFH licensing social worker Ellen Brewer and Shay Stinson, SFH junior content creator, to learn the effects and benefits of working remotely.

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