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Three brothers—ages 10, 11, and 12—found themselves at Oasis Youth Shelter after their mother fell on hard times. They never got used to being separated from her, but they tried their best to adjust to their new situation.
When Lauren pulled the numbers, she couldn’t have been happier with what she saw.
Taelyn turned one in November and thanks to your support, his mom Hannah was able to be there to celebrate with him.
Even though his classmates were all headed to third period, Draven decided to skip school.
He would often leave school (or not show-up at all) in favor of hanging out with classmates.
She came through the door with the support of her walker, and it was clear she was distraught, frustrated.
Simeon—an Early Childhood Service Coordinator at a Children’s Board Family Resource Center, managed by LSF– knew there was something wrong, and prepared himself to offer support.
Erick Scott never forgets a face, especially if it belongs to one of the young people he’s worked with at the Oasis Youth Shelter.
She was thrilled but exhausting after delivering her new baby girl, but after a few moments, she noticed something was… off.
It was getting a little out of control, but he didn’t trust that anyone could help.
Dalton, a teen at the Oasis Youth Shelter in Fort Myers, needed a haircut, but there were obstacles.
“My hair had grown out bad but I didn’t have no money to get [a haircut].”
Chris was helping her mother transition into an assisted living facility when she suddenly remembered the car.
She was told that her mother, Jean, would no longer have a need for it, and Chris was left wondering What should we do with it? Who should we give it to?