Mountain States Children’s Home Changes Lives
We would like to share some comments from previous students and parents:
A 17 year old young man comments:
Out of the millions of children that could have come to Mountain States Children’s Home I was chosen to come here.
A 15 year old young lady spoke of the trust that she felt in communicating with staff:
You’re always right there if anybody needs to talk. You’re willing to listen and let people say what they need to say. You help people with their problems and you give out good advice. I can talk to you about my problems because you somehow know exactly what I’m going through and you listen. I don’t think I know anybody else who I can talk to like that. I want to thank you for being there for me and for everybody here.
An alumnus talks about her life at Mountain States Children’s Home:
In ‘the home’ I grew. I got to go to the same school from the time I was 8 until I graduated. I fell in love and had my heart broken for the first time. I know the kids that I lived with and I have gotten to see them grow up and become good, productive people … mothers, fathers, husbands, and wives. There were a lot of misconceptions about who the home kids were, that we were messed up, juvenile delinquents and that we wouldn’t amount to much. They said that we would fall into cycles and patterns, but the people that I know rose above that and became more. I became more.
Here is a letter from a parent that shares the changes that occurred in both the child’s life and their family.
My step-daughter is a 14 year old girl that had the misfortune of being dealt the consequences of her biological mother’s alcohol abuse problem. She has been diagnosed with several different disabilities.
After several attempts to get her help we were led to MSCH. Our daughter was first enrolled in the program at age 12. At this time she was in all special-education classes and still failing or doing poorly, in trouble at home, and the police were being called out to the house on a weekly basis due to her violent outbursts and unsafe behavior. Within a few months we began seeing great improvements in her behavior, she started to even smile again. Once enrolled in school her grades were all up and she gained some of her self-esteem back. Due to the family structure and the guidance provided by MSCH she was able to meet and even exceed her goals.
After a year at Mountain States Children’s Home, she successfully completed her program and returned home. Through the changes made she attained the levels to be included in the National Honor Society. She learned from MSCH to manage her anger and feelings appropriately and became a valuable part of her family. She was able to effectively manage her anger without losing control. She gained self-esteem and has gone on to college as she continues to move successfully in her life.
I cannot begin to tell you how fortunate we were to have been able to place our daughter and trust in this program. In our opinion there isn’t anything that you could do better for your son or daughter that is in need of care for one reason or another. MSCH was and will always be a blessing to our family. Thank You!