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Stories of Hope

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Sofia entered foster care when she was just eight years old due to family violence. As an adolescent, she started hanging around with the wrong crowd and was in and out of juvenile hall.


Twelve-year-old Stefan was a good student with a big social circle, but he had a secret he’d hidden from even his friends and teachers: he struggled with severe depression.


Vicente’s mother struggled to take care of her son as she found herself lost in a cycle of abusive relationships, and Vicente was removed from her care right before his fourth birthday. Despite their tumultuous life, Vicente missed his mother immensely.


Victor overcame some of the most traumatic events imaginable to be where he is today. He and his family are a testament to resilience and perseverance.

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