Jail, Neglect, Abuse, Homelessness, Drugs, Poverty, Prison, Death. For myriad reasons, blameless children across America are unable to live in their own homes with their own parents, their own siblings, or even their own extended family.
In 1875 the Miller Home opened its doors as the Lynchburg Female Orphan Asylum to nurture young females who had lost their parents or whose parents could not support them. Today, nearly 1,000 children later, the Miller Home is going strong as a residence for non-delinquent girls age 4 to 18.
Executive Director Stacy Garrett and Program Director Stormy Wooldridge are committed to providing care and guidance to these special young ladies who desperately need love, attention, encouragement, and structure to reach their highest potential.
Join us as we discuss the challenges and rewards of working with children in residential care. Listen to Stacy and Stormy describe what motivates them each and every day to make a difference!
Stacy C. Garrett
Stacy C. Garrett is the Executive Director for The Miller Home of Lynchburg, VA. She graduated from Longwood College in 2000 with Master of Science in Administration and Supervision and in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Stacy taught kindergarten and first grade for eleven years. In 2003, she became the Development Director for Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Plantation. During December 2005, Stacy was hired as the Executive Director for Miller Home. Stacy truly enjoys working, helping, mentoring, and providing a safe/nurturing environment for children…it is her passion. In her spare time, Stacy serves on Appomattox County School Board, Leadership Lynchburg – Alumni in Action, Association of Fund Raising Professionals, Lynchburg Rotary, and Grace Hills Baptist Church Youth Council. Stacy resides in Appomattox, Virginia with her husband, David, teenage daughter, Patricia, and two dogs, Jack Web and Joe Friday.
Stormy Wooldridge is the Program Director at the Miller Home of Lynchburg, a residential group home for girls. Before she started working as the Miller Home’s Social Worker nine years ago, Stormy was a foster care social worker at a local department of social services. She has known since high school that she wanted to be a social worker, but it was not until her senior year internship at Longwood College that she discovered her professional purpose of working with youth and their families. Stormy and her husband, Jason, just celebrated 12 years of marriage and live in Lynchburg, Virginia with their nine-year-old son and six-year-old daughter. She enjoys spending time with her family and serving in her church as a Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Director, and as a leader for AWANA.