“I got the ‘bug’ for helping people from watching the people at Family Focus. I worked at Family Focus for a total of 17 years.”
–Lonnie Wilson … More A Conversation with Lonnie Wilson
“I had some brushes with the law. I served time. And that was because I got with the wrong people. I was looking for recognition, and I was looking for that recognition in the wrong place. But I got help. I’ll never forget the guy. … He helped me shape my life and turn my life around.”
… More Hecky Powell Talks Youth Violence, Self Help, and Tough Love.
“I see my story of struggle as a story of love in many ways. Through our homelessness, there were many people who stepped up and helped us wherever they could, whether they gave us a place to stay, found an apartment for us to rent, or helped us with groceries. Families took me places with their kids, just to make sure I was on the right path and had the support that I needed.” … More Devon Reid: A Passion for Public Service