At 16 years old, Maddie gave birth to a baby boy. She was living in a small apartment with her mother at the time. Maddie and her mom had issues relating to each other. They were in family therapy, but Maddie felt it wasn’t enough.
Desiree Allen, founder of ‘She’s a Victor’ nonprofit teamed up with Janie’s House youth to get pampered head to toe during a spa day at Texture Studios.
Brandy was a thriving junior in high school when her world turned upside down. Her mother died of a stroke, leaving her and her younger sister unsure of what would happen next, including whether they could stay together. Luckily, Brandy had an aunt who took guardianship of the girls during her senior year of high school.
Every parent wants their children to grow up and do amazing things with their lives. For Natalie, making sure her baby boy has a better childhood than she did is a number one goal.
Every year, approximately 20,000 young people turn 18 in child welfare systems without ever being reunited with their biological family. Ary, a young woman receiving help in Youth Villages Oklahoma’s LifeSet program experienced the ups and downs of that big birthday.
Serena’s success from foster care to adulthood, with a little help from LifeSet. Serena first entered foster care when she was 16 years old. “When you are taken into foster care, you feel like you lose everything and lose control over your life,” Serena said.
When Ali graduated from college this year, she decorated her cap with a special message. “I chose to put ‘defying the odds’ on my graduation cap because statistically, I shouldn’t have even gone to college, let alone graduate,” Ali said. “But I did both!”
Jamyra was on her way to becoming just another negative statistic — a former foster child who failed to become an independent adult. But, just when the young woman needed help most, Turning Points for Children partnered with Youth Villages to bring LifeSet to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults, or 18% of the population, age 18 and older. Julia is a 19 year old in our LifeSet program who has struggled with anxiety her entire life.
If you or someone you know may be experiencing abuse or neglect, please call the Childhelp® National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) or visit childhelp.org/hotline/ for help. Anyone can report suspected child abuse or neglect, and reporting can save a child’s life. For state-specific info, visit Childwelfare.gov. Your call can protect a child and get help for a family. Contact Us
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