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From Foundling to Part of the Family

Jennie, a single mom, worked hard in low-paying jobs all of her life to support her children. She has also cared for a 14-year-old boy, Jacob, since he was left in her home by his birth mother when…

A Young Cowboy Finds His Calling at the Ranch Campus

When Koda came to the Ranch Campus at 16, he was so full of fight that the staff seriously considered discharging him early, for the safety of the other residents. “I had a whole bunch of anger problems,”…

Anchor House Helps Loving Parents Get Their Son Back

Jacob came from a well-off family with no history of trauma or neglect. But drug addiction does not discriminate—it can happen to any family. In 8th grade, he started experimenting with street drugs…

It's Never too Late to Say Thank You

Last month we received this heartfelt letter from a young man who stayed at Hays Shelter Home with his sister more than a year ago. They had been living on the street. When they first came to…

Daisy the Dog Blossoms at Anchor House

At Anchor House, we’ve helped many a teenager turn his life around, even some who came to us a last resort, after other agencies had given up. On paper, some of these boys looked like lost causes,…

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