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Testimonials

"As a case carrying social worker, it is often difficult to find reliable and accessible in-home service providers, who are quick to respond and assess the needs of the home. This is not the case with The Patrick Group, as they have proven to be both reliable and accessible in their efforts to meets the needs of the families assigned to them. The Patrick Group has made my work much easier and more enjoyable, from the detailed emails I receive regarding sessions with families, to the phone conversations where they are able to articulate the active safety threats. This agency exhorts strong and effective collaboration and professionalism. It is my intention to continue working alongside this agency with future cases."

Anthony Lezcano
Family Voluntary Services
Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF)
Puyallup, WA

"I am proud to refer people to The Patrick Group. I have worked and known Esther for several years. Any time that we have a family that needs somebody to go into their home and work with them or to provide counseling services involving families or children I am always encouraged and happy that Esther is on it. Esther is able to work with people and really have empathy with the family when she is providing an in home service, and that is something that goes a very long way with our clients and something we really cherish. I am always glad to refer cases to The Patrick Group, they are fantastic; I encourage people to use their services"

Adam Ballout
Attorney
ABC Law Group
Everett, WA

"As a CFWS Supervisor at the Office of African American Children's Services, my experience working with The Patrick Group has been phenomenal. Esther has been a life saver for the department and my unit in particular. She has compassion and displayed a genuine connection to the families we served. We relied on Esther's services for the majority of our families who were in the process of reunification.  She is a master at engaging challenging families, she was always available to accept our referrals often times on short notice and prepared reports and presented in court and at CA shared planning meetings on behalf of the families. Esther's strength based approach, cultural humility, dedication to families and consummate professionalism are the qualities that make Patrick and Associates uniquely qualified to serve complex families served by public child welfare agencies."

Gerilyn H. Myers, MSW
Assistant Director/Field Instructor
Child Welfare Training and Advancement Program
University of Washington, School of Social Work

"I have had the pleasure of knowing/working with Esther Patrick for approximately five years in several different capacities.  In first meeting Esther it was clear the passion she has for working with families to create a safe, stable, and nurturing home. Over the years I have discovered that Esther possesses many skills essential for promoting positive change within families; perhaps most importantly she is gifted with the ability to build trusting relationships quickly due to her empathy and genuineness.  In addition to having the ability to be nurturing and encouraging, Esther is also able to set limits and have the difficult conversations that are often required to influence change. Some of the families Esther works with require court involvement and in my experiences with Esther she was always well prepared to address the judicial officer and able to clearly and concisely provide needed testimony.  In Esther's contracting with Children's Administration she is required to provide regular case updates to ensure the assigned social worker is apprised of the family's compliance and progress; in my many experiences with Esther she always kept me in the loop and was responsive when I reached out to her.  With these things in mind I hold Esther in high regard as being an educated and talented professional who is well equipped to serve a variety of family needs."         

Jason Churchwell  /  Area Administrator  /  Division of Licensed Resources (DLR)
Children's Administration / Region 1 / Spokane Office
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

"The Patrick Group was my go to provider for working with families in the child welfare system when I was a supervisor at Children's Administration. Ms. Patrick was caring and warm with the families with whom she was working with, while holding them accountable to the requirements set forth by the court and social worker. Ms. Patrick's level of communication with the social worker and supervisor was above and beyond that of other contracted providers. Her communication was clear, direct, and client centered. Because of her professional integrity and client centered approach, my first call was to Ms. Patrick. I recommended her then, and I continue to recommend her now."

Shawnti M. Johnson, LICSW

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"... my experience working with Esther Patrick has been phenomenal. ...She has compassion and displayed a genuine connection to the families we served."

~ Gerilyn H. Myers, MSW
Child Welfare Training and Advancement Program
University of Washington
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