SaySo welcomes new program coordinator

Cherie Watlington

SaySo welcomes Cherie Watlington as the new SaySo Program Coordinator. Cherie grew up in North Carolina. After graduating from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (A&T) with a Bachelor in Social Work, she attended North Carolina State University and earned a Masters in Social Work. She is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Cherie’s work experience includes facilitating batterer intervention groups and program management in reunification services geared towards connecting birth parents with services needed to regain custody of their children.

Cherie currently lives in Wake County. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, anime, and the occasional crochet project. She also loves various types of music, particularly from the 60’s to the 80’s.

Cherie is passionate about child welfare and supporting families in ways that will lead to better generational outcomes. She is looking forward to the work she will be doing with SaySo in supporting youth.

In Other News

SaySo welcomes its 2020-21 Young Adult Leadership Council. We have 12 council members ages 14-24 representing Forsyth, Orange, Pender, Charlotte, Johnston, Union, Wake, Rutherford counties.

SaySo (Strong Able Youth Speaking Out), is a statewide, North Carolina-based association of youth aged 14 to 24 who are or have been in out-of-home care. This includes all types of substitute care, including foster care, group homes, and mental health placements. • email: [email protected]