Lilian* was 35 weeks pregnant, homeless and alone. The father of her baby had abandoned them both, and her parents had refused to let her return home after she had been released from prison. A month after she gave birth to her daughter, a social worker referred her to Boys’ Town Sanctuary Care to seek short-term care for her baby so that she would be free to work.
Alfred* was referred to Boys’ Town from Child Protection Services. His mother works on a part-time basis and is the main caregiver for her other younger children. This resulted in her having difficulty managing the stress of work and the financial obligation as a single mother. Alfred was the subject of emotional and physical abuses when residing with his mother.
Ariel*, one of our residential youths. comes from a single-parent family. His father recently passed away and as Ariel shared a very close relationship with his father, he struggled with grief over his father’s passing. It was around the same period that he became addicted to online gaming and did not attend school for several months.
These are some examples of the struggles the children and youth who come through Boys’ Town face. You can make a lasting difference with your gift of love and help them rise above their circumstances.
*Not their real names to protect their identities
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