Stories of Hope is an ongoing series from Edgewood highlighting our work and the lives changed for those young people able to engage with our services.
*Jenny had been living with her grandparents for two months when they realized they were in over their heads. She had been living with them since she was 16 years old. Jenny struggled with bulimia, self harm, failing grades, and communication skills. Despite her grandparents’ efforts, she couldn’t articulate what she was going through or how she needed to be helped.
Through Edgewood, Jenny and her grandparents were able to participate in case management and therapy. Two years later, Jenny has overcome her struggles and was even accepted to Notre Dame de Namur, where she’ll start school in the fall. Most remarkably, Jenny has developed the ability to process challenging situations and ask for help, rather than internalizing stressors as she had previously done. And Jenny’s grandparents were so thrilled with the progress she’d made with Edgewood, that they contacted the program to learn about ways they could give back and support our work.
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