At the event, we heard from Mike, whose story of survival inspired us all. He credits YouthCare with helping him develop the confidence and life skills he needed to begin pursuing a career in biomedical engineering. Then Stacia took us on a journey from rocky times to where she is now—delightfully happy with a great job at Starbucks, a stable living situation, and a strong bond with family and friends. She knows she’s destined to help people, much as she was helped at YouthCare.
As YouthCare Executive Director Melinda Giovengo said at the event, “We cannot prevent all that brings youth to our doorstep – but we can help young people move forward and prevent another life lost to the street. Let us seize this special moment and never look back and wonder if we did everything we could. The young people deserve our best, so that they can be their best.”
Thank you to Lifestring Photography for donating your services!