CHANGING LIVES

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

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

Maryvale celebrates 1st Day of the Dead

Posted by Susan Marie Eigenbrodt on Nov 5, 2017 7:08:31 PM

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Topics: foster children, Maryvale foster children, foster youth, Art, Maryvale Art, Art Therapy

Foster teen overcomes obstacles to begin college

Posted by Susan Marie Eigenbrodt on Sep 2, 2017 10:24:25 PM

The beginning of a new school year may be viewed with worry by some children, but for others, the classroom represents an opportunity to leave a troubled past behind and embrace the future.

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Topics: personal blogs, survivor, Maryvale foster children, trauma informed care, foster youth, Community-Based, foster youth stories

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

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