Todd knew the mistakes he made. Just like he knew he was flirting with disaster by running around with his old group of friends. They were a huge trigger.
Ruby always did exactly what her older sister Elena did. So when Elena started attending the Ruth K. Solomon Girls Center after-school program, Ruby insisted she go too.
Throughout his childhood, Nathan was an outcast, often getting teased and beat up.
His mom was in and out of the principal’s office every week.
Stepping off the bus in front of Metropolitan Community College’s South Omaha Campus is not something Jack ever saw himself doing. But at age 51, he finally has found a new normal.
The night started like so many in the past few years. Raul punched Kassie while their 6-year-old son Jordan sat in her lap. But then he threatened to kill her.
Tiffany loved the home daycare business she started with her next-door neighbor, Valerie. But after they lost four of their clients due to family relocation, Tiffany and Valerie’s finances took a hit. They were having trouble affording the same nutritious food as they were before.
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