A child raising himself

For as long as he could remember, Logan felt as though he were only a burden to his parents. Their volatile relationship ended when he was very young. His father would often leave their small town, but when he returned, he would be violent and verbally abusive to Logan. His mother was neglectful and emotionally [...]

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Reality check for students

Kids growing up in homes with abuse or neglect can feel alone and helpless. They may believe that their painful experiences are a normal part of childhood that they must endure rather than something that needs to be addressed. Through our Youth Homelessness Awareness and Prevention school programs, we educate students about the issues that [...]

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Anti-sex trafficking plan

We unveiled our new, comprehensive anti-sex trafficking plan and launched a $10-million campaign to support our initiative at a recent media event. Chaired by Suzanne Rogers, the campaign, “Just Like a Girl You Know,” will support the implementation of the broad-ranging plan over the next five years. “Our goal is to provide leadership and forge [...]

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Rising above hate

Before Nathaniel was old enough to understand why, he was tormented for being gay. He grew up in a large family on a small Caribbean island. From a tender age, he was verbally abused and spoken to in an explicit way. Everywhere he went, he was called “anti-man”, the local gay slur. Before he could [...]

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One last chance

Huddling in a doorway at night was the only choice 17-year-old Tina thought she had. Rejected and alone, she lived on downtown streets for a couple of terrifying months. Tina had been living with her mother in the suburbs. Her mom’s boyfriend would constantly yell and hurl insults at her. But her mother chose her [...]

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