Stories of Hope | Uplift Family Services

Stories of Hope

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At times, Phoebe and her mother had a roof over their heads, but at others, they were homeless, residing in shelters. She experienced traumas ranging from bad boyfriends to sexual abuse, and was unsure where to turn for support.


At just 14 years of age, Rudy was placed on a psychiatric hold due to suicidal ideation. Through his assessment at Uplift Family Services’ Crisis Stabilization Unit, it was discovered that Rudy was being bullied at school.


After suffering neglect from her drug-addicted mom and abuse by her stepfather, Samantha entered foster care at age six. She bounced around eight foster homes before she landed at an Uplift Family Services’ foster home.

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Fourteen-year-old Sandra* was referred to our mental health and psychiatry services by her physician after screening positive for depression at our Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). When Sandra came to Uplift Family Services’ CCBHC, she reported trouble falling and
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Shelley was referred to the Specialty Applied Behavior Analysis program at Uplift Family Services when she was first diagnosed with autism at the age of four. Due to language delays, she had a hard time verbalizing her feelings, emotions, and needs, and because she was frustrated, she threw frequent tantrums.


Although six-year-old Sienna had some verbal skills, which is not true for all children on the Autism Spectrum, her ability to express herself was limited and her social skills were poor.

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