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Restoring Hope

Restoring Hope: “Helping those who are no different than me – it’s a way of life, it’s who I am. My life’s circumstances have placed me in a position where I understand the odds stacked against these kids and what they have to contend with to succeed in this world. I don’t consider this work.” – Terence Johnson, Children’s Home vice president of programming

 

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Strength, will power, and a whole lot of vision

We are so proud of Raekwon Williams, 20, who participates in Children’s Home programming to help prepare foster youth for success. A sophomore at Clark Atlanta University, he is studying to become a case worker and one day hopes to open a group home to help foster youth.

Raekwon
“There are people in my life who said the things I needed to hear to get me to the place I am today. I want to be one of those people for someone else,” said Raekwon.


Clark Atlanta University features his story in their magazine this month (see page 25): http://www.cau.edu/_files/cau-fall-magazine.pdf.

 

Learn more about Children’s Home programming for foster youth: http://www.umchildrenshome.org/services/children-youth/transitional-living-program.

Christmas 2015 Wish List

The holidays are right around the corner and our clients don’t have ability to buy gifts on their own. We need your help to make Christmas a special time for those we serve! We have approximately 80 children in our foster care program and another 70 residents on our campus.

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The Children’s Home has a new mission, vision and values

In August our Board approved a new five-year strategic plan. This new plan will be historic for The Children’s Home. We are excited to reveal our new mission, vision and values.

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The Smith family is empowered for success

All that was left in the bare apartment was a pet rabbit. The pantry that Charlotte Smith had restocked with groceries two days earlier was bare, and her family’s furniture, toys, and clothes were nowhere to be found.  Everything was gone.

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