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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