Success Stories

The stories we report here are actual client cases. They are the children, parents, couples and individuals we work with every day. For most, their names, photos and some details have been changed to protect their privacy. But some of our clients are strong advocates for the services they received, and tell their stories through video. All offer their stories so you can better understand how lives can be changed when someone in need asks for our help.

Matthew Overcomes His Anger Issues

Matthew Overcomes His Anger Issues

Growing up in a troubled and tumultuous home environment, Matthew regularly witnessed his parents arguing. Frequently, their arguments escalated into physical violence. Matthew began acting out at a young age and resorting to unhealthy ways to express his anger, including yelling and throwing and punching things. When that anger extended to his family, his mother and father knew they had to find additional help for Matthew.

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Leelynn Reunites With Her Children

Leelynn Reunites With Her Children

As a child, Leelynn grew up in a healthy and safe home with two loving parents. She spent much of her time growing up in Iowa, and moved to Omaha with her family when she was 17 years old. Soon after, she met her boyfriend, and they had a daughter together the following year. For over a decade, Leelynn and her family remained happy and harmonious, until her world suddenly turned upside down.

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Randy Finds a Place to Call Home

Randy Finds a Place to Call Home

When Randy was a young boy in Council Bluffs, he grew up in a home without any positive role models. His mother walked out on their family when he was nine years old, and his father was rarely home. As the oldest of four children, he took it upon himself to be the adult because he knew his siblings relied on him. Eventually, Randy grew weary of carrying this responsibility and rushed off to join the Navy at the age of 18, eager to start a new and exciting life.

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Paw Paw Bonds with Her Children

Paw Paw Bonds with Her Children

When Paw Paw came to the United States from Myanmar eight years ago, she faced many of the same struggles other refugees experience. She did not speak any English and was filled with anxiety after spending years in a refugee camp.

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