Success Stories

D’Andre expresses himself

We all just want to be heard and seen. When D’Andre first started at Eliada he didn’t feel this way in at school. He didn’t know how to communicate and express himself, and as a result he shrunk away. He had low self-confidence and had no experience building trust, growing…

Brianna finds her own answers

Remember Brianna? In September 2016 we featured her in a Success Story. Even though she’s graduated from Eliada’s Day Treatment program, we still see her every week. She comes to Eliada every Wednesday to visit and volunteer with her favorite horse. It’s this dedication as an alumnus that made it…

Terrell has come full circle

At one point in his life Eliada taught him to be kind, and now Eliada is teaching him to be independent. As a child, Terrell was in Eliada’s Day Treatment program. He was struggling in school, was being bullied, had a short fuse, and was known for his outbursts. In…

Cash succeeds with humor and compassion

“Hello, how are you?” says four year old Cash in his pretend British accent. Cash and his sense of humor entered Eliada’s Pre-Kindergarten program this year. He loves learning songs, reading, and playing pretend. He came to Pre-K with an Individual Education Plan (IEP). He had some significant developmental delays,…

Martha and Billy’s dedication is a lesson to all

Martha and Billy have been fostering children for 32 years. Over the years they’ve lost count as to the number of children they have cared for but believe it’s between 60 and 90. They try to get each child involved in youth programs at church and other extra-curricular activities that…

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