1. At age 16, Wendy was pregnant and a runaway. She had dropped out of high school, found herself in an abusive relationship, and ended up alone and frightened 3000 miles from home. She needed help. Her parents welcomed her back, granting her a place to raise her child and start her life anew. Today at 22, Wendy is the mother of two, ages 7 and 4, and is working towards building a better life for them all.

    Ask Wendy about these difficult years, and she will quickly share, “If I could only change some of the decisions I made back then….”

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  2. Selena was raised in an abusive household, left school in the 8th grade, and had her first child at age 16. As Selena describes it, “I grew up so fast; all I wanted was to get away from home. I wanted to build something different. Something better.”

    Selena connected with CHiP in 2003. Now at age 24, she is the mother of three beautiful children. “Selena is a tremendous advocate for her kids,” shares a CHiP worker. She and her husband have determined to create a loving home where their children can thrive...

    Produced by Folk Hero Films

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  3. Two years ago, Joyce lost her daughter to breast cancer. The pain and grief were intense not only for Joyce, but also for her daughter’s 2-year old son, Jahcear. After her daughter’s death, and the realization that she would need to raise her grandson on her own, Joyce said to herself, “I’m starting all over, and I’m going to need some help.” She called CHiP, knowing that they could offer the support that she needed. The CHiP Family Support Worker worked with Joyce to help her learn the importance of play in Jahcear’s development...

    Produced by Folk Hero Films

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