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Pain, But No Regrets: A Father Remembers His Adopted Son

February 23, 2015

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We are happy to share with you this lovely story of Bill Jones, a dear friend and supporter of Sunny Hills Services. The text of the story is pasted below from NPR’s website. In the 1960s in California, the state wanted children to be adopted into two-parent homes. But officials were having trouble placing hundreds of children, […]

Learn the Signs: Identifying Childhood Mental Health Disorders

September 10, 2013

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If you take a look inside any of your local K-12 classrooms, it’s extremely likely that you’ll see a student who is suffering from a mental health disorder sitting amongst his or her peers. That’s because 1 out of 5 children ages 3 to 17 in the United States experience a mental health disorder in […]

Many Foster Youth are Also Teen Parents – They Need Our Support

May 31, 2013

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As we recognize National Foster Care Month, we can all reflect on the systemic progress that has been achieved for youth in the foster care system.  Most recently, the California Fostering Connections to Success Act (AB12) has extended support for youth in foster care from age 18 to age 21, giving youth crucial additional time […]

Giving Back From Behind Bars

December 3, 2012

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Dozens of inmates at San Quentin State Prison in California know firsthand that after making big mistakes, nothing feels quite as good as giving back.  This week, we visited San Quentin along with four other Bay Area nonprofits and were each awarded approximately $7,200 as part of the prison’s Joint Venture Program (JVP). The JVP, […]

Leaving the Gang Life Behind: The Importance of a Support Network

November 6, 2012

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While reading today’s New York Times, an article about youth in the juvenile justice system caught my eye. According to the article, more than 80 percent of juveniles who enter the criminal justice system early in life have at some point belonged to a gang, and the average age of first gun use was an […]