Stories of Hope

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Troy

Troy was a natural athlete and leader with an impulsive streak.

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April

When April entered Edgewood’s Turning Point Program, she appeared disheveled.

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Jenny

Jenny* had been living with her grandparents for two months when they realized they were in over their heads. Jenny came to them at 16 years old with bulimia, a habit of cutting herself, failing grades...

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Kaitlyn

When nine-year-old Kaitlyn came to Edgewood she already had a history of on-going behavioral health complications.

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Sharon Stephens

At the age of 71, Sharon reached out to share with us her story of how her residence at Edgewood from 1945-1951 and the impact of her stay later led to life-long passion for working in social service and advocating for California’s homeless.

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melissa

Hers is the story we all want to tell, the story we all want to believe is possible for every youth and child we serve, that the child will grow through the pain and trauma to become a happy and healthy young adult who shares their many gifts and talents with the world.

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Daniel
Daniel

Daniel was a first-grade student at Hillcrest Elementary School, an Edgewood Community School partner.

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Sean

A slight African-American boy with sparkling brown eyes, Sean was bounced from relative to relative around the Bay Area while his mother battled a dependency on crack cocaine.

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Ana
Ana

In a heavy black coat, hoodie pulled tightly over her head, she walked wordlessly into Edgewood. She had failed her last two placements, and had withdrawn deeper and deeper into isolation, alienation, and her own inner world of terror and shadows.

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Ms. Martin

Mavis Martin was excited to enter her fifties. She had a job she enjoyed as a business systems analyst and she finally had her Livermore house to herself after successfully raising three daughters on her own. Her youngest daughter Tonya suffered from severe schizophrenia.

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