September 09, 2021
Goshorn Named New Franklin County Children and Youth Service Director
Franklin County is pleased to announce that Minnie Goshorn has been appointed as the new Franklin County Children and Youth Service (CYS) Director.
“Human services is more than just a job opportunity. It’s a calling, a passion,” said Stacie Horvath, Franklin County Human Services administrator. “We have careers that can be both challenging and over-the-top rewarding at the same time. Minnie is one such person who understands the true meaning of helping others and giving selflessly.”
Goshorn joined Franklin County in August 1998 as a caseworker in the truancy prevention program. Over the years, she has held a variety of roles with CYS. As a Caseworker III, Goshorn handled out-of-home placement cases. She also developed and monitored the Kinship Care and Independent Living programs. She was promoted to a CYS supervisor position in 2007, and in 2015 became the assistant director of CYS, a position that afforded a number of opportunities to showcase her leadership skills within CYS and the County. For the last six months, Goshorn has served as the interim CYS director.
Goshorn holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Shippensburg University and is currently enrolled in the school’s Masters in Social Work Program with an anticipated graduation date of May 2022.
“Minnie's knowledge, experience and passion for the child welfare field is above reproach and her dedication and caring to the children, families and staff for these past 23 years is outstanding,” said Horvath. “We are all looking forward to working with Minnie and watching her continue to grow the Children and Youth department for many, many years to come.”
“I am honored to be selected as the new Director of Franklin County Children and Youth Services,” said Goshorn. “I am excited to make positive changes to the agency to help improve the services that are provided to the families of Franklin County. I’m looking forward to continuing to work with the providers within the county to develop and implement necessary services for our families.”
Goshorn added, “Working for child welfare can be very exhausting, and throughout the state of Pennsylvania there is high turnover. I am blessed to have wonderful staff on my team and look forward to sharing my knowledge and passion for child welfare with them.”
Originally from the State College area, Goshorn settled in Franklin County in 1997. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons and rooting for the Penn State Nittany Lions.
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