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Catholic Social Services hires new foster care manager

Kelsey Segerstrom

MARQUETTE — Catholic Social Services of the Upper Peninsula (CSSUP) would like to introduce their new foster care case manager, Kelsey Segerstrom. Segerstrom recently started with CSSUP on June 1.

She graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. After graduation, Segerstrom moved to Appleton, Wis., where she worked at ATTIC Correctional Services as a direct support staff in a transitional living home for women coming out of the prison system.

She also worked at Bellin Psychiatric Center in Green Bay, Wis., as a behavioral health specialist. During her time with Bellin Psychiatric, Segerstrom helped implement treatment programs for children and youth patients.

When Segerstrom realized her passion was to help families of the Upper Peninsula, where she was born and raised, she moved home and began work at U.P. Kids as a direct family assistance worker. She is excited to continue working in child welfare with CSSUP as a foster care case manager. In this position, she will be working closely with U.P. families to help them reunify.

With offices in Marquette, Escanaba and Iron Mountain, CSSUP is a non-profit agency offering foster care and adoption services, as well as behavioral health and substance abuse counseling to every county in the Upper Peninsula. Additionally, CSSUP has two long term recovery homes for men who are recovering from addictions. The Alpha Omega homes are located in Iron Mountain and Escanaba.

CSSUP’s mission is to be a light, working in the spirit of God’s universal love to nurture, stabilize, and strengthen the diverse families of Upper Peninsula communities. To help fulfill this mission, CSSUP needs foster homes in every county in the Upper Peninsula. To learn more about how to become a foster parent, please contact Neena Brunngraeber, licensing specialist, at: 906-828-5003 or email nbrunngraeber@cssup.org.

Additionally, CSSUP’s behavioral health team is actively seeking therapists. If interested, contact Diane Tryan, clinical director at CSSUP, by calling 906-786-7212 or emailing dtryan@cssup.org. To learn more about all of the services CSSUP has to offer or to find an application, visit www.cssup.org.

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