~St. Mary's Home
"This boy is the best thing that ever happened in my life. He is my inspiration with everything [he] has been through. I’m alive again because of this boy. I’m truly blessed for all that St. Mary’s has brought into my life.”
~ Christine Hunt
Christine (mom) and son, DJ. DJ was a youth who lived at St. Mary's.
"Walking the halls at St. Mary’s Home for Children with Mike, he greets the kids with enthusiasm, and by name, sometimes exchanging high 5’s. He works in Facilities Maintenance & Operation, and I don’t think it’s a requirement of his job . . .
Linda talks about “Our kiddoes”, and she says it like they’re hers . . .
Marie and one of her students are eager to show me their classroom. It’s in the interior of the building and has no windows. The colors are festive, and I know she cares deeply . . .
Carlene says “Our kids aren’t poor little things. Our kids are strong and resilient”, and there is fire in her voice when she says it.
I get up each morning thinking about making a profit. The staff at St Mary’s Home for Children gets up each morning, thinking about the welfare of these kids, and I am in awe of them."
~ Jeff Silcox