Susan Marie Eigenbrodt

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The journey home – foster youth excels

Posted by Susan Marie Eigenbrodt on May 30, 2017 4:21:16 PM

Recent high school graduate and Maryvale resident Haley has a dream, and it involves helping children less fortunate. “I want to be a social worker,” she said. “When you’ve been through the foster care system, and you know how it works, you’ll be a great social worker. I can give them advice, and they’ll know I’ve been there.”

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Topics: foster children, survivors, foster youth, Changing Lives Blog, Changing Lives, foster youth stories

Restoring Hope Golf Classic Snaps

Posted by Susan Marie Eigenbrodt on Apr 14, 2017 1:49:10 PM

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Girl Scout on a mission

Posted by Susan Marie Eigenbrodt on Apr 13, 2017 5:50:37 PM

Industrious and kind first-grader, Caitlin, recently visited Maryvale with a super delicious donation:  Girl Scout cookies! Caitlin, with the support of her family and Troop 12135, raised money to purchase boxes of her very favorite Girl Scout cookies (Savannah Smiles, Trefoils, Samoas, Thin Mints and Toffee-tastics!) for Maryvale's children.

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Birthday bounty

Posted by Susan Marie Eigenbrodt on Apr 13, 2017 5:28:30 PM

Welcome, Superhero Victoria! Over the years Victoria, a local teen who recently had a birthday, learned about Maryvale's children from her parents but never had the opportunity to visit the campus.  

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Topics: Changing Lives Blog, Changing Lives

Facts about the youngest victims of sex trafficking

Posted by Susan Marie Eigenbrodt on Mar 10, 2017 11:21:06 AM

You see them in your child's classroom. They play on soccer teams too. What you probably don't know, is that some of these boys and girls are victims of the unthinkable - sex trafficking. 

Human trafficking, and child sex trafficking, in particular, has saturated society to such a degree that January has been designated Human Trafficking Awareness Month. This is a time to offer recognition and support for the countless victims, many of whom live, hidden in plain sight, in our neighborhoods....

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Topics: foster children