Success Stories

The stories we report here are actual client cases. They are the children, parents, couples and individuals we work with every day. For most, their names, photos and some details have been changed to protect their privacy. But some of our clients are strong advocates for the services they received, and tell their stories through video. All offer their stories so you can better understand how lives can be changed when someone in need asks for our help.

Bojana Finds the Strength to Move Forward

Bojana Finds the Strength to Move Forward

Bojana grew up in Serbia, where she led a happy life with her parents and her siblings. When Bojana was in her early twenties, she met a man who was stationed in Serbia with the United States Army. They soon fell in love, and less than three months after meeting, he convinced her to move back to America with him. Bojana agreed, leaving her family and friends behind to start a new life in the United States.

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John Makes the Most of His Second Chance

John Makes the Most of His Second Chance

When John was a young boy, he was constantly surrounded by unhealthy influences, including his own family. His parents, Sam and Michelle, and his uncle Jack all struggled with methamphetamine use. John witnessed them using it daily. They also used physical abuse as a punishment anytime they thought he misbehaved. As a result, he started using methamphetamine regularly at the age of 12 and became addicted to it for more than 20 years.

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Jason Discovers His Self-Worth

Jason Discovers His Self-Worth

Jason spent his childhood in Iowa and was very close to both of his parents. He had many physical health problems when he was young, and as he got older, Jason struggled in school. His teachers labeled him as lazy and unmotivated. Jason knew that was not who he was, and it took him decades to understand why he felt so different from other people.

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Leelynn Reunites With Her Children

Leelynn Reunites With Her Children

As a child, Leelynn grew up in a healthy and safe home with two loving parents. She spent much of her time growing up in Iowa, and moved to Omaha with her family when she was 17 years old. Soon after, she met her boyfriend, and they had a daughter together the following year. For over a decade, Leelynn and her family remained happy and harmonious, until her world suddenly turned upside down.

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