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I now see all the beautiful things that the world has to offer

It was common in “Sophia’s” house for there to be a lot of yelling and screaming.  Her mother’s untreated mental health issues created an unstable home environment and left Sophia feeling unwanted and belittled, creating depression and anxiety.  She was scared.  Eventually it got so bad that she was taken away by CPS and placed into foster care.

With a supportive foster family, she came to Arbor Circle and she was finally in a place where somebody would listen to her.  She found her voice.  “I was able to share my life story with them.  It helped me to get my feelings off my chest and out of my mind.  I felt relief.  I felt like I have a voice.”

Since working with Arbor Circle, Sophia sees a much brighter future for herself.  She no longer feels anxious or unwanted and she has been able to find trust in others.  She is excited that she is becoming more successful in school and is learning about all the possibilities that are out there for her.  “I now see all the beautiful things that the world has to offer.”