Success Stories

Letting Their Successes Tell the Story

The true measure of our success lies in the thousands of individual stories from children and families who have overcome painful pasts and built bright futures with our help. Read their stories...

The stories provided about the children and families in our care are real.
In some cases, names may be changed and details altered to protect their privacy and therapeutic interests.

Meet the Moore Family, a family that was able to grow and thrive with the help of CEDARS!

Meet Morgan! A foster care specialist whose devotion to helping kids is unmatched.

Meet Jessica, a foster kid who reacher her full potential because her foster parents saw all she could be!

Learn about Bill, a CEDARS Youth Specialist III who uses his passion for boxing to make an impact in the lives of kids.

Meet Robyn! A youth who achieved safety and stability after being in CEDARS care.

Learn about Shawn. A kid who came to CEDARS Youth Opportunity Center to achieve the safety and stability he deserves.

Some parents of the kids who utilized our before and after school programs recently found themselves out of work and facing significant stressors. Kira's mom wondered how they were going to make it through these difficult times.

When Carl and Isla got the call late one evening that little Alicia, her baby brother Thomas and her older sister Penelope, needed a safe home, they said yes.

A simple act by a caring community member—taking time out of her day and offering encouraging words—will have a lasting impression on the lives of these kids long into their futures.

Terrence left home when it became unsafe for him. He was sixteen and didn’t know where else to turn.

In a moment of anger, Jacob had a “meltdown.” Because of the relationship that our team had built with Jacob over many afternoons together, this meltdown turned into a success.

As a young mother with no close family or friends to help out, Bonnie felt overwhelmed by all the pressures and responsibilities of being a mom for the first time to daughter, Jade.

Thanks to community support, youth on the streets can turn to CEDARS when they have no other safe place to go

We first met Olivia when she was in need of a safe place to sleep. She had recently run away from her living situation, which was unsafe for her.