Success Stories

Letting Their Successes Tell the Story

The true measure of our success lies in the thousands of individual stories from children and families who have overcome painful pasts and built bright futures with our help. Read their stories...

The stories provided about the children and families in our care are real.
In some cases, names may be changed and details altered to protect their privacy and therapeutic interests.

May is National Foster Care Month. One of those youth who has found success through the everyday routines of a nurturing home is Eric.

Tessa was determined to be a good mom. She confided in our staff that she had doubts about raising her baby daughter Reba.

A child’s future is shaped by caring adults. Read how CEDARS foster parents and staff gave Rob the chance to believe in himself.

Trisha is a mother of a growing and curious child. Two years ago she and her son started experiencing homelessness when she made the brave decision to take her son and leave an unsafe living situation.

Before neglect interrupted their young lives, Abbi and Sam had looked forward to the occasions when they would get to visit their grandpa.

Crystal came to CEDARS when chaos interrupted her home life. She needed a safe place to stay and we were happy to provide that to her.

When Samuel was a teenager he came to CEDARS because he had no other safe place to go.

Unfortunately last fall, Lonnie’s living situation became unstable, causing him to miss class and his grades to drop. This instability prompted his school to ask us to give him some one-on-one attention to ensure his success.

Hazel and Leona, sisters only a year apart in age, came to us because their living situation was unsafe.

For Tyson, the chance to be heard gave him confidence. Read his story.

When Hannah's mom, Alyssa, first came to us she was a very vulnerable 19 year old who was pregnant and scared.

Every month over 200 children in need of safety are welcomed into our loving foster homes. Anna was one of those children.

We’d like to take this opportunity to highlight the impact our important work has in keeping children safe.

Recently we received a special note from a young woman whose life was impacted while staying with us at CEDARS.

Toby is a twelve-year-old boy who lights up when he talks about Pokémon.

Read how our Holiday Gift Program helped to make Corbin and Lizzie feel at home over the holidays!

We wanted to make sure you heard about our recent Adoption Day celebration!

Lingering impact from childhood abuse was negatively affecting his ability to be actively engaged. Read how one-on-one support from CEDARS staff helped Sander begin to open up and see success in his future.

Thanks to your support of our early childhood development programs!

Frustrated and unable to understand his homework, Cory reacted the only way he knew. He started skipping classes and got in trouble with law enforcement.

After a heated exchange over dinner, Tremain walked out the door.

When school lets out for the summer, many children are left without a safe alternative.

The two young boys stayed safe in our care and received new beds when they returned home.

Together we are reducing the risk of child abuse in many homes—like Pria's.

Youth and law enforcement get to know one another.