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Shawna Learns What Safety Feels Like

When Shawna and her family lived in the projects of inner city Detroit, just getting from home to school and back each day was a dangerous journey. At 16, Shawna was struggling with depression and explosive…

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…

YOUTHWORKS! and the Power of People Skills

Our newest Idaho Youth Ranch program, YOUTHWORKS!, helps launch at-risk young adults into the working world with a big head start. The program includes on-the-job training in our thrift stores, mentoring…

From Despair to Hope: Justin's Journey

Turning one child's dangerous path into a promising future often takes a combined collaborative effort. And supporting that new direction means involving the whole family, not just the child. For Justin,…

Is Your Son on Drugs?

How well do you know your teenager? When was the last time you had a heart-to-heart conversation about his challenges, hopes, and fears? Would you know if your child was experimenting with drugs or alcohol…

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