Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Meet the Staff - Brooks Quinlan

Brooks Quinlan, LMSW-AP
Hope Cottage Director of Programs Brooks Quinlan, LMSW-AP is a card carrying member of the Who Dat Nation, growing up in Bay St Louis, not too far from New Orleans like he did. Brooks is coming up on his two year anniversary at Hope Cottage, having joined the organization in August 2009. He earned his BS in Sociology at the University of Southern Alabama and his Masters in Social Work from the University of Alabama (can you say Roll Tide?). When asked what drew him to social work, Brooks replied "It was the only way I could find to make a difference in this world before I left it and get paid...a little." In addition to adoption work, Brooks has also worked with at risk youth and juvenile detention. He also started the Post Adoption  Program for the County of West Berkshire, United Kingdom.  We once asked Brooks why he moved lock, stock and barrel for a job in England and he replied "I was single and had the opportunity.  Why not go?"

As the Director of Programs at Hope Cottage, Brooks manages a staff of nine and has the responsibility of overseeing all adoption programs, post adoption work, counseling and our Youth and Professional Education Programs. Brooks has perseverence too - he has hiked more than 700 miles on the Appalachian Trail.

Outside of the office, Brooks can be found spending time on the water, playing his guitar and singing - with his wife and dog. A little known fact about Brooks? He hates mushrooms!

Hope Cottage is the oldest nonprofit, non sectarian adoption agency in Dallas. Since 1918 Hope Cottage has been building and nurturing strong families through counseling, education and adoption services.

If you have questions about adoption, please call Hope Cottage at 214.526.8721.

If you are a woman facing an unwanted pregnancy and would like to talk to someone about adoption, please call Hope Cottage at 1.800.944.4464 or 214.404.4546.

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