The Relatives’ Family Update – September 2019
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Dacia came to The Relatives when she felt like she had no other place to go. Growing up, Dacia experienced a lot of trauma. Her step-father abused her from the time she was 9 years old. After bouncing around different foster homes, Dacia felt out of place and had built up so much anger toward those who were supposed to be supporting her. She found herself homeless after foster care and didn’t know where else to turn. She needed to be enrolled in school in order to receive her short-term benefits, but did not have the reassurance that she could accomplish this. Dacia didn’t know what she was capable of until she came to The Relatives.
We were able to help her get enrolled in Clinton College and, after one year under her belt, Dacia headed back to school a few weeks ago as a student leader and is on the cheerleading squad. School is a stable factor in her life and The Relatives are by her side to remind her she can do anything she puts her mind to.
Because of you, young adults like Dacia are able to be healthy, productive, and engaged members of the community. When you say yes, you are giving relief in place of despair, acceptance in place of rejection, and empowerment in place of hopelessness.
100,000 Miles and Counting
Did you know that our staff shuttles kids to and from their home schools while they’re staying with us?
We’re extending a huge THANK YOU to Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association and their Foundation. This year, their Strides for Shelter 5k event benefitted The Relatives and raised money to help cover the cost of a much-needed new van for our kids!
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