Success Stories

James

James

James suffered from verbal abuse and severe neglect from the beginning of infancy and throughout his life. The intensity of the abuse triggered his developmental disabilities that included Asperger’s Syndrome, Over Compulsive Disorder, and depression. When James was 14 years old, one of his neighbors called the police to complain of filth and stench coming …

James Read More »

Carlos

Carlos

When Carlos was just six years old, he was placed in foster care because his mother and father engaged in severe domestic violence and allowed gang activity in their home. Carlos was raised in an environment where people responded with violence and rage to every question and problem. The terrified little boy witnessed his father …

Carlos Read More »

Betty

Betty

Betty and Cecil enjoyed many years as a married couple. They shared everything, and as they entered their golden years, several life events set them back. Cecil suffered from heart disease and had three heart attacks; Betty was diagnosed with osteoporosis and took a bad fall from a step stool. Their children decided that it …

Betty Read More »

Sarah

Sarah

The Decareaux family loved adventurers and being outdoors hiking, camping, and exploring national landmarks. Sarah and her husband, Dave, along with their five children Kate, Dominic, Grant, and Finn and Elsie were avid hikers. For the couple’s twelve-year wedding anniversary, Dave planned a trip for the family to visit the Missouri Ozarks. On Saturday morning, …

Sarah Read More »

Teresa & Bethany

Teresa & Bethany

As the mother of three daughters and the owner of a daycare operated out of her home, Teresa has spent most of her life fulfilling her passion; caring for children. After learning about the tremendous need for foster parents from her sister, who is also a foster parent through Caritas, Teresa decided it was something …

Teresa & Bethany Read More »

brendas story

Brenda

Brenda Lancaster, recent participant in our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) and an alumna from Lewis and Clark Community College (LCCC), has been hired to instruct the school’s first Gospel Choir, a new addition to the Music Department’s curriculum for the Fall 2018 semester. Lancaster joined SCSEP in 2017, and was assigned to the …

Brenda Read More »