Mental Health Month Spotlight: Danielle Dodge with Sunrise Children’s Home

We are continuing with our celebration of Montana’s behavioral health workers during the month of May, which is Mental Health Month in the U.S. It’s time to shine the spotlight on Danielle Dodge, with Missoula’s Sunrise Children’s Home. Each one of our compassionate workers deserve a mountain of credit for the work they do to provide comfort to our at-need and at-risk neighbors. Without them, who would we be?

Here, read a few words from Danielle Dodge

“I was adopted at a young age and grew up in Missoula, Montana. As an adolescent, I struggled to come to terms with what adoption meant for my identity and my place in the world, and out of that struggle was born a desire to help children and youth who have experienced trauma. I am just starting out in this field but already I am awed by the resilience and capacity for wholeness that I see in the children I work with.

I believe that all children deserve a safe place in which to grow, and safe people with whom to connect. That belief – coupled with my own personal experience – tells me that the field of behavioral health is exactly where I am supposed to be.”

Danielle Dodge is Relief Counselor with Missoula’s Sunrise Children’s Home in Missoula, MT
Download a PDF of Danielle’s spotlight here. Feel free to download and share this PDF with your channels.