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Meet BNFEC: Karen Cowan

Meet our clinical director and owner, Karen Cowan. She was raised in Detroit but moved to Asheville when she was 16 years old. ¬†Although she moved around quite a bit, she never really found a place that felt like home like Asheville did. She opened the foster care agency in 2004, and named it after her beautiful daughter Brandi, in 2010. She is a mother to her 7 year old grandson Joseph and an awesome boss. Let’s meet her!

In Memory of Robin Williams

We thank you Robin Williams, not only for the times we smiled, cried, or laughed till we cried, but for bringing the issue of depression and mental illness to the fore front. There are a lot of people of all races, genders, and social status that deal with mental health illnesses such as depression. They should never feel like they are alone. People really do care and matter about what you are going through.