Stories

Meet Holiday Card Artist Daniel

Posted by on Nov 8, 2019 in News, Stories | 0 comments

Meet Holiday Card Artist Daniel

In 2018, Daniel and a friend arrived in Los Angeles from Arlington, Texas looking for a creative environment and a more accepting community. An avid artist, Daniel had been admitted to a prestigious L.A. art school, and was excited about his future. The two friends faced unexpected obstacles when they arrived in California and their housing plans fell through, leaving the pair scrambling. When money ran out, Daniel ended up in a homeless shelter. The surroundings were dangerous and scary, and...

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Feeling at Home – TILP Program Story

Posted by on Oct 28, 2019 in News, Stories | 0 comments

Feeling at Home – TILP Program Story

Martine, 21, is bright and ambitious. She has big dreams for her future and is determined to pursue them. Her beaming smile and ever-present positivity masks the challenges she has faced in the last few years. Two summers ago, Martine, her siblings and their mother lost their home. They scrambled from motel to motel for six months. A recent high school graduate, Martine was juggling a lot — working at Trader Joe’s and attending college classes in Santa Monica to become a teacher. She was...

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The Journey Home – Our 2018-2019 Impact Report

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The Journey Home – Our 2018-2019 Impact Report

In our 2018-2019 Impact Report, we present the stories of young people who are creating that path for their “journey home.” There are many homeless young adults that you don’t see living on the streets because they are “couch surfing” at the homes of friends or strangers. There are hundreds of homeless youth and young adults struggling every day and every night. Survival becomes their daily task. If there are any mental health issues present they become exaggerated, and the panic of just...

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Stories of Hope – Our 2017-2018 Impact Report

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in News, Stories | 0 comments

Stories of Hope – Our 2017-2018 Impact Report

In our 2017-2018 Impact Report, we present stories of hope.  Individuals share personal stories of how they have been impacted by the services of Hathaway-Sycamores. Their experiences contain transformative moments that, with support, grow into something that is life-changing. They are stories that will inspire as they describe the strength of the human spirit! We invite you to learn about the work we have been doing over the last year to continue cultivating hope and resilience to enrich the...

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Paths to Permanency

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Featured Slider, News, Stories | 0 comments

Paths to Permanency

We invite you to watch this short, powerful video about Mark, Cody and LaReill, three young men whose lives have been changed by the services they have received at Hathaway-Sycamores’ El Nido residential campus. Mark, Cody and LaReill relate, in their own words, the positive impact that their stay at El Nido has made in their lives. At EL Nido the boys, who range in age from 6 to 18 years, receive therapy for mental health issues and vocational training to give them the tools for an...

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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...

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