About Us

Experienced in Family & Children Social Service

Reaching Clarity is an individual and family service agency. Our services enhance and promote stability, behavioral health, and wellness of youth and families in Georgia. We provide post-foster support services to youth aging out of the foster care system through our Independent and Transitional Living program. We offer the following restorative services to individuals and families including, but not limited to Medicaid Transportation, Psychotherapy, and Private Home Care for persons with developmental disabilities and elderly. Our agency emphasizes a holistic approach, focused on the importance of psychological, physical, social, and emotional wellness in the pursuit of optimal well-being. We believe in working with the mind, body, and spirit to create change.

At the core of Reaching Clarity, you will find the true essence of family-centered solution base practice. Our core foundation is Faith-based as our agency was built with compassion and genuine love. Love is the greater force and key that drives Reaching Clarity day to day operations. The goal of Reaching Clarity is to fortify client’s self-esteem through education, empowerment, and support. We create openings that allow clients to feel good about themselves, and aid individuals in developing a feeling of worth and belonging. It is our hope that clients leave our agency with a sense of clarity and equipped with the necessary life tools that will enable them to live a balanced life. When people feel good about themselves; they are better able to resist negative influences in their lives. We firmly believe positive self-esteem and self-reflection enables individuals to grow and be happy, responsible, and contributing members of society.

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Our Mission

The mission of Reaching Clarity, Inc is to create and promote a balance life for all. As part of our mission, we provide youth aging-out of the foster care system with post-foster support services and housing through our Independent and Transitional Living program. We offer community support resources and services to families with socioeconomic disadvantages, emotional and developmental disabilities.

We pursue this mission by:

strengthening individuals through a wide variety of positive support systems and community resources.
advocating for youth and families by ensuring reasonable opportunities for healthy physical, psychological and emotional growth in the most normal and least restrictive setting possible.
equipping individuals with the appropriate life skills needed to become self-sufficient.
empowering clients to be full partners in the planning for their case plan, treatment, and services.

Our Team

CEO/Executive Director

Ms. Chism received a Master of Social Work from Clark Atlanta University. She continued her academic pursuits by attending Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School to understand the interrelations of the social work profession and the legal arena. Ms. Chism’s professional career in social services has consisted of work in the legal and clinical settings. Ms. Chism has extensive experience working with high-risk youth and has expertise in children and family social services; foster care and placement; youth development; community engagement; behavioral health assessments and screenings; forensic social work; leadership; and family law. Ms. Chism’s extensive knowledge from the legal and clinical settings lead her to establish Reaching Clarity, Inc in 2016.

Clinical Director

Ms. Diandra Anderson received a Master of Social Work from Clark Atlanta University. She went on to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2018. Ms. Anderson practice specializes in work with adolescents and families, behavioral health, and substance abuse. Ms. Anderson provides a safe space for the client to explore feelings, manage conflicts, and empower positive change. Ms. Anderson goal is to assist in creating a positive mindset, build effective coping strategies, and expand the repertoire of problem-solving skills. Ms. Anderson promote change through solution focused, family systems, and cognitive behavioral therapy. She takes pride in creating a nonjudgmental and comfortable setting, to walk with clients throughout their journey.

An Organization You Can Depend On!

Derry Phillips, Ed.S

Director of Education Services

Mr. Derry Andre Phillips is a native Memphian and holds degrees from Prairie View A&M University, Freed-Hardeman, and The University of Mississippi where he is currently in a Ph.D. program to contribute to his professional commitment to our students in Shelby County Schools. He began his professional career in 2009, leading various student support initiatives. Above all Mr. Phillips is an advocate for children.
Mr. Phillips believes… “The return from your work must be the satisfaction which that work brings you and the world’s need of that work…” –W.E.B. DuBois and “It was better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and cast into the sea, than to offend one of these little ones.”

Registered Nurse

Ms. Chism received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Memphis, Loewenberg School of Nursing. Ms. Chism has more than 7 years of experience in the medical field. She has expertise in patient-centered care coronation and practices that seek to improve patient care outcomes. Ms. Chism is specialized in critical care nursing, medical surgery, cardiac, and gastrointestinal. Her experience and lead nurse role shaped her practice to work with families and teach them about maximizing their health.