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stories of hope

Ana

Hiding beneath a heavy black sweatshirt, the hood pulled tightly over her head, Ana arrived for her first day at Edgewood Non-Public School. At just 15 years old, she seemed lost....

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Sean

Sean was eight years old when his aunt started bringing him for treatment at Edgewood San Mateo Child and Family Treatment Collaborative, a program providing mental health services to help children and families develop skills that support a healthy home. Edgewood transformed Sean’s life by giving him back the family…...

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Mavis

Mavis Martin was a proud mother of three grown daughters. But her youngest, *Tonya, suffered from severe schizophrenia that would change Mavis' life forever. ...

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Maran

Maran (name changed) was nine years old and an insulin-dependent diabetic when she was brought to Edgewood after San Francisco police received reports that she and her foster sister were dumpster-diving behind restaurants. She had lived in over 15 foster homes and her medical history included multiple hospitalizations, emergency room…...

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Mikey

Mikey (name changed) is nine years old. He is an engaging boy; bright and articulate, he has good reading comprehension and a sly, somewhat dark sense of humor. His fourth-grade teacher says he is a really good writer although he says he hates to write. He lives with his grandmother…...

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