Timothy – 17

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Until I came to Holy Cross, I felt hopeless when I just wanted a second chance at life. With my experience being in and out of home, I felt like foster kids were always given up and don’t get many chances at making a good life for themselves, and that really upset me.

At age 16, I was a ‘bad egg’. I was very bad, but through my process at Holy Cross I was never once given up on. They had faith in me, and provided me with the second chance I had been looking for. I don’t know where I would be now if it wasn’t for Holy Cross.

My life has completely turned around since coming here. I feel like I improved immensely, because the workers actually care about you. A lot of other places will just see you as a dollar figure, but Holy Cross sees you as individual. When you need help, they’re there.

The person’s real name and photo were modified to protect his identity.