CHANGING LIVES

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

State of the Art Studio

Posted by Susan Marie Eigenbrodt on Feb 21, 2018 3:00:26 PM

“Creativity takes courage” ~ Henri Matisse

With gratitude for the kindness of an anonymous donor who has an affinity for painting and Maryvale's mission, our children are now benefitting from a special art studio where they can create whatever their hearts and imaginations present.

 

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Topics: Changing Lives, Art, Maryvale Art, Art Therapy

The art & science of teaching

Posted by Susan Marie Eigenbrodt on Feb 13, 2018 1:01:24 PM

Maryvale is giving thanks today to a special group of UCLA student volunteers who plan to teach Maryvale's children how 3-D printed musical instruments demonstrate the close association between art and science. 

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Topics: foster children, Maryvale foster children, Changing Lives, Art, Maryvale Art

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

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

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