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Mary’s Story

10475260_10204093170227412_588631161003430280_nI thought everything was turning around 4 years ago. We moved to a new neighborhood and the kids were starting new schools in the Fall, or at least that was my plan. Instead, my 15.5 year old daughter didn’t go to that beautiful new school for her Freshman year. She started there, but began skipping school the first week and by October wasn’t going at all. I was desperate and didn’t know how to reach her or help her. She was self-harming, depressed and using.
We found a treatment center in Portland and we checked her in. Her counselor informed me after a few weeks that she needed long-term treatment and suggested I start looking at options. As a single mom, I was overwhelmed and didn’t know where to turn or what to look for or how I’d pay for long term treatment. I found SavingTeens during one of my many sleepless nights of internet searches. I wasn’t able to apply for a scholarship for my daughter through SavingTeens because she was already in treatment, but I decided at that time that I wanted to help SavingTeens help other families when I could. She spent a total of 19.5 months in treatment before coming home and attending a sober high school in Bellevue, WA. I’m so grateful to all the people who help her and our family during the treatment process.
I want to help as many families as possible get the help and support SavingTeens offers, so NOT ONE MORE family has to suffer through this alone. When a teen is in crisis, the whole family is in crisis and needs help and SavingTeens works as a collaboration to give them the resources and support they need to turn their lives around. I’m grateful to be able to help support SavingTeens and raise money to help at-risk youth get a chance to start over!

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