Inspiring Stories

Meet Shafika

Residential Treatment

Shafika's parents divorced when she was an infant and eventually lived in abject poverty with her mother and two sisters. She became defiant and...

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Meet Claudia

Independent Living

Claudia was born in Peru, but she and her family fled corruption and immigrated to the United States when she was 8 years old. She moved to Kentucky with her mother and two younger sisters. While her mother worked, Claudia was raised by her neighbors. The transition to her new country was challenging...

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Meet Nikki

Community Based Services

Nikki grew up in poverty with no mother. She faced domestic violence and sexual assault, and found escape as a teenager through drugs and...

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Meet Isaiah

Community Based Services

Growing up as an immigrant in America was difficult for Isaiah. His mom was left to raise a 2-week-old and 5-year-old in a...

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Meet Davaunte

Residential Treatment

In spite of a difficult childhood, Davaunte's resilience has motivated him to lead the next generation of KyUMH youth. Davaunte grew up in a full house with six brothers and one sister. His parents struggled to manage their most unruly children, using drugs to escape...

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Meet Leigh

Residential Treatment

When Leigh was fourteen years old, she started running away from home. "I felt unwanted and unsafe," she said. "My mother was physically abusive and my grandmother was verbally abusive."...

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