NMU psychology alumna Kelsey Segerstrom ('16 BS) is the new foster care case manager for Catholic Social Services of the Upper Peninsula.
According to a press release, Segerstrom moved to Appleton after graduation and worked at ATTIC Correctional Services as a direct support staff in a transitional living home for women coming out of the prison system. She also worked at Bellin Psychiatric Center in Green Bay as a behavioral health specialist. During her time with Bellin, Segerstrom helped implement treatment programs for children and youth patients.
“When Kelsey realized her passion was to help families of the Upper Peninsula, where she was born and raised, she moved home and began work at U.P. Kids as a direct family assistance worker,” the release stated. “Kelsey is excited to continue working in child welfare with CSSUP as a foster care case manager. In this position, Kelsey will be working closely with U.P. families to help them reunify.”
With offices in Marquette, Escanaba and Iron Mountain, CSSUP is a nonprofit agency offering foster care and adoption services, as well as behavioral health and substance abuse counseling to every county in the Upper Peninsula. Additionally, CSSUP has two long-term recovery homes for men who are recovering from addictions. The Alpha Omega homes are located in Iron Mountain and Escanaba.