Inspiring Stories

Meet Claudia

Independent Living

Claudia was born in Peru, but she and her family fled corruption and immigrated to the United States when she was 8 years old. She moved to Kentucky with her mother and two younger sisters. While her mother worked, Claudia was raised by her neighbors. The transition to her new country was challenging...

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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 Davaunte

Residential Treatment

In spite of a difficult childhood, Davaunte's resilience has motivated him to lead the next generation of KyUMH youth. Davaunte grew up in a full house with six brothers and one sister. His parents struggled to manage their most unruly children, using drugs to escape...

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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 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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Meet David

Residential Treatment

While leaving his family home was challenging, KyUMH's holistic care helped David see the good in his new life and set him up for success as an adult.

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