Staff Blog

Ebony Hall | Family Service Worker

What did you want to be when you grew up?

As I was growing up, I wanted to be a teacher, and a social worker, so I’ve taught, and now I’m here. 

What drew you to Porter- Leath? 

What drew me to Porter-Leath was the transition from Shelby County Government to Porter-Leath, and I am extremely thankful for the transition. 

What is the best part of being a Family Service Worker at Porter-Leath? 

The best thing about being a Family Service Worker is you get to meet the parents first.  You get to meet them where they are.  And then, at the end of the program, you get to meet them where they are again, and your hope for them is that they have grown.  I am the person on the other side of the desk that has their best interest at heart.  My goal is to see that they succeed while they’re here at Porter-Leath.

What does it take to succeed as a Family Service Worker at Porter-Leath? 

Someone should be a Family Service Worker here at Porter-Leath if they are in the business of helping others.  If you’re not driven, you can’t drive anybody else.  If you’re not successful, you can’t help someone else to become successful.  As a Family Service Worker, you have to have those characteristics if you want to assist and help others. 

How have you been successful at Porter-Leath? 

The communication is extremely awesome here at Porter-Leath.  Personally, during my tenure here at Porter-Leath, I have grown as a person.  I’m more outgoing, forceful, and I feel comfortable in helping people to become better people.