Host program for developmental disability community through Burke

By Hailey Squiers, Mulitmedia Journalist, see the original KTRE story here. Lufkin, TX (KTRE-TV) Three years ago, Bernice Jackson and her husband Robert Jackson were newcomers to Lufkin. But, something just didn't feel right. "After Leroy came into our home, I began to feel like a normalcy," said Jackson. "Because that's all we've done since we've been adults." The Jacksons' passion for helping those with special needs was perfect for the Companion Host Care program through Burke, where they were matched with Leroy Butler. According to Kasandra Malone, a supervisor for Burke, this program was created to…— Read more

KTRE-TV Receives Frank M. Adams Award for Mental Health Awareness

In June of 2017, KTRE was presented with the Frank M. Adams award at the TX Council's Annual Conference. Burke nominated KTRE for their work in promoting mental health awareness in their weekly Survivor Series. Watch this video to learn more about the award.   KTRE's Survivor Series highlights members of the local community and the challenging obstacles they have overcome in life. KTRE journalists work to showcase these "survivors" in a compassionate way.  Every story ends with a life lesson that may provide hope and promise for someone coping with a similar…— Read more

Burke counselor uses life experiences to help children with mental illness

By Caleb Beames, Multi-Media Journalist, see the original KTRE story here. LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Everyday at Burke, employees help people who find themselves deep in depression and dealing with anxiety. One of those is Callie Hunt. Hunt not only listens to her patients, she also understands what they are going through. Twelve years ago, Hunt was getting to graduate from Lufkin High School. Hunt was one of the popular students. "I was very active," Hunt said. I was in groups and I was on the dance team," Hunt said. "I grew up…— Read more
Zeagler presented with Spirit Award at 22nd Annual Mission Possible conference.

Zeagler presented with Spirit Award at 22nd Annual Mission Possible conference.

On March 8th, at the Mission Possible Conference in Nacogdoches, Buddy Zeagler, retired executive director of the T.L.L. Temple Foundation, was presented with the Spirit Award by the SFA School of Social Work. The intent of the award is to identify and honor individuals who may not be social workers, yet they embody the spirit of social work practice.  Zeagler was recognized because of his undying commitment to helping the community. His recent involvement with the School of Social Work and their projects with Impact Lufkin and the San Augustine community service center…— Read more