Stories

3 Paths to Adulthood

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Featured Slider, News, Stories | 0 comments

3 Paths to Adulthood

In the video, 3 Paths to Adulthood, three former foster youth – Armine Gasparyan, Marcos Gutierrez and Wayne Jackson – share their experiences with Hathaway-Sycamores’ Transitional Independent Living Program.  The program provides housing, job training and other support services to help former foster youth transition into successful adults. According to Marcos Gutierrez, “I didn’t think people or places like this existed anywhere. They pretty much helped me put myself back together. They...

Read More

Vicki’s Story

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in Stories | 0 comments

Vicki’s Story

The heart-wrenching details are forever etched in Vicki’s mind. It was December of 2010, and Vicki – then 15 – was on winter break, as were her two younger sisters and one younger brother. Instead of enjoying a holiday vacation, the four kids – and their mother – were living in a compact car, surviving on an occasional slice of bread. On one cold and rainy night, Vicki and the others were awoken by a police officer’s blinding flashlight. That bright beam triggered a series of scarring events....

Read More

Learning A Different Way

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Featured Slider, News, Stories | 0 comments

Learning A Different Way

Hathaway-Sycamores is changing a community one child at a time at our Family Resource Center’s Learning Lab in Highland Park. Alejandra Negrete is a former Learning Lab student currently attending the University of California, Irvine. Alejandra states, “Without the Learning Lab, I’d probably be at home with a minimum wage job.” Today, Alejandra is aiming higher, she plans to become a lawyer. The Learning Lab currently serves 250 at risk youth by providing free tutoring...

Read More

Macrina and Miguel Gutierrez to be honored as “Angels in Adoption”

Posted by on Aug 30, 2015 in News, Stories | 0 comments

Macrina and Miguel Gutierrez to be honored as “Angels in Adoption”

Many of you are familiar with the inspiring story of how Macrina and Miguel Gutierrez become foster/adoptive parents of three young siblings – literally, overnight. We are happy to share their latest news; the family of five is headed to Washington D.C. where Macrina and Miguel Gutierrez will be honored as 2015 “Angels in Adoption!”  “Angels in Adoption” is an annual award presented by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI). It enables U.S. Congress members to...

Read More

Making a Difference, One Little Girl at a Time

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in News, Stories | 0 comments

Making a Difference, One Little Girl at a Time

At a time when other women her age are starting to contemplate retirement, 55-year-old Valerie Craig can be found on any given weeknight helping an 8-year-old little girl with her homework, and on any given weekend cheering on that same little girl as she streaks across the finish line at a track-and-field meet. The reason for Craig’s atypical mid-life schedule is because, as she puts it, “There are so many children in need – I had an empty nest, and I knew I could do this.” So she made the...

Read More

Happy Holidays from Hathaway-Sycamores

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in News, Stories | 0 comments

Happy Holidays from Hathaway-Sycamores

At Hathaway-Sycamores we are happy to share a short holiday greeting that embodies the true meaning of this season. Your belief in and support of the work we do at Hathaway-Sycamores contributed to making this family’s dream come true. We hope you will take a moment to watch and share this heartwarming video. From everyone at Hathaway-Sycamores, Happy Holidays to you and your loved...

Read More