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True prevention means stopping something before it begins

Rachel is a lot like other 5-year-olds: She’s energetic, likes playing on the playground, exploring gardens and picking flowers.

That wasn’t the case a couple of years ago. As a 3-year-old, the mobile trailer where Rachel lived was small, dark, cold and dirty. She slept on an old crib mattress on the floor. Every morning she got up quickly when she heard her brothers’ voices, knowing if she waited too long there would be no Cheerios for her. She was not yet potty trained, hid her accidents and sat in wet pants all day. The only time she cried was when she was scolded or...Read more

One Family's Success - A True Community Effort

Mark and Susan have been sober for a year and moved to Sweet Home in August of 2017 with their son Billy, hoping to make a fresh start. After struggling to find housing and resources, Mark and Susan were forced to live in a tent by the river. As a result, DHS became involved in their lives in October, and Billy was removed from their care. They took a bus once a week to DHS to visit with Billy.

Imagine you are Billy, a 4-year-old boy who loves his...Read more