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 [...]
Myriam was the daughter of a wealthy and successful man growing up in a luxurious home in the suburbs. But her postcard-perfect childhood was a façade. Charismatic and charming to those outside the family, Myriam’s father was a tyrant who frequently beat her and her brother. When she was three, he beat her until she [...]
When Calvin was just four years old, he witnessed his mother’s boyfriend chase her down the street and around a bend with a kitchen knife. His mother had known only abuse from men, and she made her sons pay for her pain.