A 13-year-old boy left our care last week. Devon had lived in one of our group homes for court-involved kids, and he had done everything required of him to get back to his family. He was doing better in school and showing us he could make good decisions.
Most days this is a happy occasion. But as we got Devon settled back at home, we could see that his family had no groceries in the refrigerator, no cleaning supplies under the sink. In less than a minute, he was out of our care and right back where he started – no food, no sanitizer or wipes, no hope.
Right now COVID-19 has us all feeling like we’re living day today. We don’t know what will happen next. Uncertainty is our new normal, and it’s uncomfortable.
So imagine what it’s like for families like Devon’s, whose life was already uncomfortable. This heightened climate of uncertainty is devastating for those already struggling with economic hardship, mental illness, or poor coping skills. Under these circumstances, home might not be the safest place for their children.
Your past support has been a blessing to children in crisis, and because of your gifts, Devon’s family now has the groceries and supplies they need.
We are appealing to you – our most loyal friends – for help as we face the unprecedented strains on our services to vulnerable families. Will you bless them with a financial gift today?
With deepest gratitude,
Bruce E. Stanley, President / CEO