" Thank you for giving me not only a second chance, but a third. Your decision will make a difference in my life."
Kairos Youth Services is a private non-profit organization that operates three community based youth homes in Great Falls, Montana. Youth in placement live in a healthy structured environment that provides safety and security. Youth are offered educational, social, cultural and recreational opportunities. They receive personal guidance, supervision, individual and family counseling, and referral to appropriate community resources. Youth exit our programs with improved school performance, fewer legal problems, and the skills necessary to become productive members of our community.
Patricia was placed at Evergreen Youth and Shelter Home after being released from Shodair Children's Hospital at the age of fourteen. Her parent's rights were eventually terminated and she is in the custody of the Child and family Services Division.
Through intensive counseling and painstaking reflection she is processing this trauma, and continues to pursue a constructive and healthy path during this confusing and turbulent period as she matures. She completed the ninth grade at Great Falls High School, enrolled in a college preparatory curriculum, receiving numerous academic recognition awards and honors. We have no doubts that she will continue to flourish in her sophomore year and beyond.
We cannot find a more deserving youth to acknowledge for her many achievements while in placement. She was a positive peer and role model for the many residents whom she encountered in the milieu. We wish her continued success as she navigates the trials and tribulations of adolescence. We are all very proud of her, as she is of herself, rightfully so!
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