Chloe Huerta is one of our amazing alumni who came back and joined the Visions’ team. In 2010, Chloe brought her engaging personality and compassion to our residential facility as a Program Aide; Chloe has since become the Assistant Manager for NeXT, our Gender-Specific Extended Care program and is working toward her CAADAC. Chloe always makes me smile whenever I see her. She’s funny, incredibly positive, willing to learn, always filled with gratitude and is a remarkable young woman. She has made it her mission to give back to the community that helped her find her way during her youth. We are tremendously grateful to have someone like Chloe as part of our team. Her relatability, understanding, and kindness are an integral part of who she is and what she brings to the Visions family. Thank you so much for all you do, Chloe! Read on for the amazing staff comments about you and your awesomesauce:
“She is a miracle. A completely different human being than the girl I first met here in treatment. Incredibly proud of her and amazed at the level of joy, compassion and optimism this young woman displays and shares with our residents.” – Roger L’Hereault
“Chloe Huerta is an amazing example of fun in recovery and not taking life too seriously! Chloe always has a positive attitude and keeps the clients excited about their new life. Chloe is one of the most caring people I know – her genuine personality is recognized by clients and staff alike. Chloe is able to hold boundaries, express needs, and hold others accountable yet is also able to have respect from clients. She’s amazing.” – Ashley Bolen
“Chloe is a rock star! I had the pleasure of working with Chloe when we first opened up the Extended Care house and together we managed to make it work! I think the best part about her, other than her upbeat bubbly attitude, is her ability to roll with the punches and take things as the come. (There was a lot of that the first year!) She has strong passion for helping people and I feel she truly cares about the young teens we work with. It’s a pleasure to work with her and she brings a lot of fun to the table too!” – Jennifer Garrett
Chloe! You have come such a very long way, and we are so proud of your journey! Chloe is a Visions’ alumni who came to work for us as an overnight PA. She moved to days and was eventually promoted to Assistant Manager of the Extended Care program. She has helped so many girls with their early stages of recovery because she truly relates to their struggles and issues. Chloe is in school for her counseling certificate and is one of our brightest stars. We are grateful for her work ethic and her ability to show up “no matter what.” We love us some Chloe!!! — Amanda and Chris Shumow
No staff blog would be the same without our 10 questions. As I thought, Chloe doesn’t disappoint:
1: What is your Starbucks order?
Iced Dirty Chai or Iced Green Tea (no water)
2: Sand or Sea? Why?
I’m afraid of sea creatures but I love being in the ocean
3: Favorite literary character?
4: Are you following your dreams?
I have a lot of dreams but I’m on the path to following my current dreams.
5: What is your greatest joy?
Spending time with my younger brother
6: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would that be and why?
Floranopolis, Brazil. It’s supposed to be beautiful, I am obsessed with the culture and a few of my friends live there.
7: If you could have dinner with anyone (alive or dead), who would it be and why?
8: Cake or pie?
Cake–pie is for Thanksgiving.
9: Dogs or Cats?
I’m all about the pups!
10: Why do you choose to work for Visions?
I’ve always wanted to give back to the people who saved my life. I looked up to the tech, counselors, and therapists when I was a resident and I hoped to help someone at such an important time in their life.