From an outsider’s perspective, it looked like “Santiago” was simply a rebellious kid. At Second Story for Teens in Crisis, however, counselors worked on getting to know him and learning why he was acting out. He opened up and the counselors were there for him, helping him rewrite the narrative for his future.
When Timothy began attending Second Story’s Safe Youth Project he was struggling in school. The program coordinator worked to tutor him in the subjects he found especially challenging, and at the end of the school year he won an award for his hard work and progress!
When Marley was kicked out of her home she was almost relieved — it was her escape from years of abuse. She quickly faced new challenges on her own, though: poverty, anxiety, and homelessness. Now, Marley is a high school graduate. Learn how Second Story helped her get there.
When “Robert” graduated from Second Story for Homeless Youth he felt grateful for the counseling, guidance and help to find a stable place to live. But something stood out even more: he was grateful to know that Second Story staff believed in him, something he hadn’t felt before from the people in his life.
Second Story transforms the lives of children, youth and their families by providing safe havens and opportunities for them to grow and thrive. Second Story transforms the lives of children and youth, helping them stay safe, make positive decisions, achieve educational success, and overcome personal crises.
My guest, Abigail Brougher, Second Story Communications Director, shares the power of Second Story through a podcast with one of the many success stories. Stay close and be inspired.Until next time, remember,
You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.