Ginny Migrala has impacted the lives of hundreds of children through her dedication and hard work at the children’s home. She retired in December 2020 after 42 years of service, most recently serving as director for 13 years. During her time at the children’s home, Ginny also served as a house parent, coordinator of family [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Children’s home alumna Brenda Ryan Drawbaugh grew up in what she calls a “dysfunctional" situation.
When times get tough, Paige likes to remember one simple phrase: “You can do anything you put your mind to.”
Lee Eckert was born into the world of sports. His grandfather was a baseball and cross country coach, and Lee was the youngest of four boys – all of whom lived and breathed athletics.
Joy has always known she’s had the potential to break the cycle, but children’s home staff and donors have given her just the push she’s needed.
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.
If there’s one thing Leon Allen has tried to learn over the past six years, it’s to hold an appreciation for the opportunities he’s been given, despite the challenges he's faced.