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Jean and daughter Rebekah are closer than ever

“Rebekah started going through a very difficult time when she was a teenager five years ago. Her father and I had divorced. I was working and not home as much with the kids. Her grandmother had passed away, and her older sister married and moved out.  The combination of events took its toll on her, and she started

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Crystal sees positive changes in son Javon

“Reaching Higher has made a significant difference in my son’s life. Javon has become more social, active, and confident.  Before Reaching Higher, Javon never really had friends. He was bullied at school and was becoming depressed. He would always decline coming on family trips and would just play video games instead.  When he started attending Reaching Higher, that

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One Year to Live

Imagine you were told your child only had one year to live? What would you do? Who would you turn to? Here’s Jessica’s story… A Terrifying Diagnosis    It all started when Jessica gave birth to her son, Peyton. He was born with a genetic disorder called Microcephaly, which means that his head and his

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Parenting 101

You helped bring a family together! A New Chapter    After twelve years together, Brian and his husband, Raymond, decided to start a family. Neither of them had any experience raising kids, but it was a challenge they were ready to face.    They began the process of obtaining a license to adopt or foster

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Family Finds Peace

Vernia and James were tired of arguing with their kids. It was time to try something different. Thanks to your support of Highfields, they found a solution that works for their family.    Vernia and James were fighting a losing battle at home. Their children were getting rebellious – lying, sneaking out of the house,

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Rock Bottom to Recovery

The opioid epidemic is gripping our nation. More than two million Americans have become dependent or abused prescription pain pills and street drugs. Amanda didn’t want to become another statistic. Thanks to you, she received support she desperately needed.    Amanda was introduced to heroin when she was just 26 years old. At the time,

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“I see myself in these kids.”

   Chris Simpson lost his way a few times growing up. As a child he tended to get into trouble and hang around bad influences. After high school he didn’t know what direction to go in and didn’t have a father figure to guide him.    He enlisted in the United States Army and it changed

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Herbie Moves On

   After six months of hard work, 16-year-old Herbie finally graduated from Highfields’ Residential Program in June.    “I thought it was too good to be true,” said Herbie. “I felt really happy and accomplished. It was a long time coming.”    Herbie is far from the kid he used to be – stealing cars, violating probation,

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The Sky’s the Limit for Kamren

   Thirteen-year-old Kamren was struggling when she joined Highfields’ after school program, Reaching Higher. She was in 6th grade at Springport Middle School and her grades were bad, she didn’t have a lot of friends, and she didn’t care about her future. Thankfully, her teacher Dan Bright encouraged her to join the after-school program. It

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Aidan and Isis Went to Camp!

   At just 3 years old, Aidan exhibited mental health issues that affected his speech, behavior, and development. Now age 7, he is diagnosed with Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, a childhood condition of extreme irritability, anger, and frequent, intense temper outbursts.    “Aidan can be violent and destructive, but also sweet, caring and loving,” said Debbie,

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