Stories

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...

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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 ones.

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How to Make a Family Happen

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in News, Stories | 0 comments

How to Make a Family Happen

Shoshana Puccia, a successful single career woman and Miguel and Macrina Gutierrez, a married couple share their experiences with adopting through foster care in “How to Make a Family Happen,” the inspiring and touching stories of how four foster children found their forever families.  

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It’s Official: The Gutierrezes Are a Forever Family of Five!

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in News, Stories | 0 comments

It’s Official: The Gutierrezes Are a Forever Family of Five!

Miguel and Macrina Gutierrez – whose Whittier home was only occupied by themselves and two cats for 17 years – officially became a forever family of five on June 24, 2014, at Monterey Park’s Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court. Or – as the Gutierrezes have dubbed their new family unit – the Fabulous Five. The Fabulous Five came to be when the Gutierrezes’ life path crossed with the path a trio of siblings. For Miguel and Macrina, who wed in 1995, it was assumed that their life path would...

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Former Foster Youth Running to Make a Difference

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Events, News, Stories | 0 comments

Former Foster Youth Running to Make a Difference

Everyone at Hathaway-Sycamores is looking forward to the LA Marathon, this year in particular. We will all be cheering on former foster youth Michael Taylor as he races to the finish line. Running a marathon is impressive enough, but Michael is doing it to raise awareness and funds for Hathaway-Sycamores’ Transitional Living Program to help former foster youth like himself. Michael’s goal is to raise $1,000.00 for the program. Click on the link below to see how much Michael has raised so far...

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Wayne Jackson: Former Foster Youth Paying it Forward

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Stories | 0 comments

Wayne Jackson: Former Foster Youth Paying it Forward

“Seeing the kids grow is one of the best rewards I get from my job,” says Hathaway-Sycamores Youth Advocate, Wayne Jackson. In and out of foster care since he was 7 or 8 years old, Jackson credits his background in the foster care system and his experiences in Hathaway-Sycamores Transitional Independent Living Program (TILP) with giving him the skills to help the young adults in the program today. After being emancipated from foster care shortly before he turned 18, Jackson was in...

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