By Angie Bado, TSB Publisher
As announced earlier this week, TownSquareBuzz.com is proud to present its first class of TSB’s Heroes Hall of Fame, which we’ll be introducing over the next week. The honorees are in no order, they are simply deserving of recognition for their good works in the community.
So, in that spirit, it’s our pleasure to introduce you to our first selection for her service in 2012, Delphia Adeogun.
Delphia, those around her say, is an outstanding example of a servant leader. A case worker at McKinney’s Community Lifeline Center (CLC), she began her tenure at CLC as a volunteer in October 2009, when she surprised newly appointed Executive Director Christine Hockin-Boyd with her willingness to help out on a daily basis, not just once a week
“Delphia’s empathy for clients is evident,” said Hockin-Boyd. “She has a smile for everyone and makes certain that the clients she serves have their needs address with respect and dignity.”
When asked how she sleeps at night and is able to remain positive after hearing so many accounts of north Collin County residents’ crisis, Delphia admits that she didn’t for a long time. She said she used to “take those folks home in my head.”
“I’ve learned to relieve some of the stress during our lunch time at CLC,” Delphia said. “I’ve developed a bond with the others (who work at CLC) and we learn things like quilting. That helps me focus on something besides other’s problems.”
While she gives 100 percent to the clients she counsels, she’s learned to leave that behind at the end of the day because … “I must also be 100 percent present when at home – raising two daughters requires no less.”
Former co-worker Megan Hickman said, “Delphia always goes above and beyond to make sure her clients get what they need. If CLC can’t meet their needs, Delphia will take the time to find a referral for them. She is amazing. She always greets everyone, not just her clients, with a smile. I’ve never met anyone who cares about others as much as Delphia does.”
A devout Christian, Delphia is also a busy wife and mother of two girls. When she isn’t working at CLC, she serves individuals through her church.
TSB salutes you Delphia. Thank you for caring enough to assists McKinney residents who find themselves in crisis. You are making a difference, one client at a time.