Finding Fulfillment on a Whim

March 11th, 2021|

Growing up, Hope Painter attended Elizabethtown Area School District and had friends and classmates who lived at the children’s home. After studying early childhood education, Hope applied to become a house parent at the children’s home on a whim, out of curiosity. “I was hesitant, as I hadn’t worked outside the home since having my [...]

A Brotherly Bond

March 11th, 2021|

There’s nothing stronger than a bond between brothers, especially brothers who have overcome struggles together. While Eriyah (pictured above, right) and Emmet (pictured above, left) were only 10 and 8 years old when they came to the children’s home, they remember quite a bit about their home life in the outskirts of Philadelphia. “My mom [...]

A Foundation for Success

August 13th, 2020|

Sometimes a house can take time to feel like a home, but once it feels like home, you know you’ll always be welcome. Jacob Goranson knows this feeling well.

Adjusting to Change

April 20th, 2020|

It’s a challenge to step outside of your comfort zone - to leave everything you know behind. When Jebbeh was only 10 years old, she did just that. Spending her early childhood years in center-city Philadelphia with her mother and two older sisters, Jebbeh didn’t know a life outside of her crowded school and hectic [...]

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