CHANGING LIVES

The power of a smile

Posted by Maryvale on Aug 1, 2018 9:52:34 PM

"Peace begins with a smile." Saint Teresa

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Topics: Changing Lives Blog, Changing Lives

Back to school

Posted by Maryvale on Jul 30, 2018 12:05:43 PM

It’s almost Back to School time and you can help our students by donating school supplies from Maryvale’s Wish List at maryvale.org/wish . Thank you in advance for your generosity! #backtoschool #maryvaleangels Read More

Topics: foster children, teens, Maryvale foster children, Changing Lives Blog, Changing Lives

PTSD Awareness Month & Maryvale

Posted by Steve Gunther on Jun 25, 2018 5:04:07 PM

The national conversation about trauma and young children being separated from their parents at the U.S border reminds us of the daily treatment and care we provide for children recovering from trauma, including the most extreme form, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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Topics: Family Resource, trauma informed care, Changing Lives Blog, Changing Lives, PTSD, Community-Based, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Student designs fun hangout for Maryvale teens

Posted by Maryvale on Jun 19, 2018 3:35:50 PM

About two years ago, Montebello’s Schurr High School student Caroline Kelly Smarts decided she wanted to complete a Gold Award project. 

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Topics: foster children, teens, foster youth, Changing Lives Blog, Changing Lives, Community-Based

Standing for children

Posted by Susan Marie Eigenbrodt on May 17, 2018 11:42:46 AM

Thanks to the generosity of Child360, an early education nonprofit organization in Los Angeles, Maryvale’s Early Education VP Christina Moore was chosen to advocate for early education funding and services during the recent Stand for Children Day in Sacramento.  Read More

Topics: Changing Lives Blog, Changing Lives, Early Education

Celebrating Thank A Youth Worker Day

Posted by Susan Marie Eigenbrodt on May 16, 2018 1:43:34 PM

What a great #thankayouthworkerday at Maryvale! You are all superheroes every day:) #thankful #maryvalehope#MaryvaleSuperheroes #fosteryouth #daughtersofcharity

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Topics: foster youth, Changing Lives Blog, Changing Lives

#morethanbasketball

Posted by Susan Marie Eigenbrodt on May 16, 2018 1:40:14 PM

We are thankful for the hope and words of encouragement special guests Paul and Diane shared with our children during the Mort Court dedication ceremony (and especially for the first free throw game) and the beautiful basketball court! 

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Topics: foster children, Maryvale foster children, foster youth, Changing Lives Blog, Changing Lives

They did it again!

Posted by Maryvale on May 2, 2018 1:39:57 PM

We send heartfelt thanks to the incredible Los Angeles Orphanage Guild ladies who hosted yet another successful event -- its 2018 Hollywood Nights spectacular -- at the iconic Capitol Records building in Hollywood! Celebrating are, from left: Patti DiTullio, Cindy Fairbank, Indy Carey, and Co-Presidents Phyllis Conkle and Mary Anne Atkisson. Read More

Topics: foster children, Maryvale foster children, trauma informed care, foster youth, Changing Lives Blog, Changing Lives

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

From darkness comes light

Posted by Maryvale on Apr 13, 2017 5:52:46 PM

Zach’s life began in darkness, a victim of abuse, rejection and other unfathomable traumas.

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Topics: Changing Lives Blog, Changing Lives

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