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  • I often wonder about what it’s like to be a child in a homeless shelter. . . . We want to make their quality of life as good as children who don’t live in shelters.

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  • Lisa Franklin

    Taking the burden of housing off of us right now has enabled me to make another home for my children so that eventually we’ll be able to get back out and independently survive again.

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  • Heather Boehmer Montgomery

    I was not eligible for foster care or adoption, so the Home was my saving grace, a welcome alternative to what I saw as my only other option: the streets.

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  • Carmen W Butler

    Angel is 4 years old and will start Kindergarten in the fall. He is very smart and developmentally on target. Without Help Me Grow, he would not have been ready for Kindergarten.

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  • Lisa P Carroll

    As a family, we do not have much, but I can already see my daughter will have much more.

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  • Hope Stark

    Hope is committed to sharing her story of triumph because she doesn’t want to see other children go through what she went through.

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  • Evelyn Mahoning

    I don’t eat that much, but at that time when I know I can’t buy a pound of hamburger, that’s when the foodbank really helps.

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  • Chanel and Andre Cuyahoga

    Together, Chanel and Andre overcame obstacles so they could build a solid Christian foundation for their family unit and be positive role models for their children.

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  • Delia Rojas Cuyahoga

    Help Me Grow really made my experience of being a first time mom much easier. I learned a lot and use many of the activities and tools I have learned in this program to help Amelio grow into a healthy boy.

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  • Maisha Cuyahoga

    The YouthBuild program offers entry level construction training, paid work experience, GED preparation services, internship, employment, and post-secondary education opportunities to help participants meet their employment goals.

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  • OhioGuidestone taught me to look at Nevaeh as a child with many different abilities and not just disabilities. It’s a long process but we’re growing.

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  • Taylor Leak Stark

    Our family is closer than ever before, and I am so pleased that we are now working together as a team.

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  • Terrell Lorain

    Through the love and support of our staff, he opened up about his past and learned how to cope with his feelings.

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  • Nichelle Daniels Cuyahoga

    I thought we would be the ones chaining lives, but as we fell in love with these children, they changed our family for the better.

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  • The impact of my son’s Medicaid services is far-reaching. The quality of life for the entire family is much improved.

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  • Primary Parent Franklin

    View the story of five parents who successfully navigated the child welfare system and are now advocates helping others do the same.

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