Inspiring Stories

Meet Shafika

Residential Treatment

Shafika's parents divorced when she was an infant and eventually lived in abject poverty with her mother and two sisters. She became defiant and...

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Meet Penny

Residential Treatment

As a toddler, Penny knew all too well abandonment and pain. Penny experienced 20 different placements during her young life. Her journey...

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Meet Erin

Adoption

Erin was one of the first children adopted through our Mary Kendall Adoption Program. Read her perspective on her experience as an adopted child here.

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Meet Nikki

Community Based Services

Nikki grew up in poverty with no mother. She faced domestic violence and sexual assault, and found escape as a teenager through drugs and...

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Meet Brandon

Residential Treatment

Brandon's story starts with hardship, but ends with hope thanks to his time living at the Kentucky United Methodist Children's Homes."I had trouble growing up," Brandon said. As the second oldest of nine children, with both his parents working, Brandon felt his needs were not met as a child. From a young age, he was responsible for managing household chores...

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Meet Patricia

Residential Treatment

Patricia doesn�t remember having friends as a child. After her parents died in a car accident, she and her older brother grew up with their grandmother, who raised them as best as she could, despite debilitating health issues. Patricia was more of a caretaker than a child.

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