Raquel has been employed at Cornerstone since 1995 and involved in the First Steps Program since 2000. Working first as a Family Support Specialist from 2000-2018, Raquel is currently serving as program manager/supervisor. First Steps promotes positive parenting skills and provides information about child health and development. The focus of the program is to support parents in providing a loving, nurturing environment for their children while linking them to community resources and helping them reach life goals. 

“It’s very rewarding to see parents paying it forward by sharing the information they have learned with other family members and friends. The program creates a “rippling effect” in the community, so ultimately we reach more people than we personally serve.”