"A few years back my family and I decided to take in a foster child. As excited as I was, I didn't know anything about this boy who would now become my brother. Did he like sports? Would we get along? Did we like the same foods? I was completely unaware of this boy's background. The one thing I did know was that he never had that "older brother" figure to guide him through life. Right then and there I decided that I would play that role. As the youngest in my biological family, I wanted to be the best “older brother” I could be, so I taught him everything a boy needed to know. We discussed sports, school, and friends. Teaching him the vital pathways through life not only assisted him, but strengthened my leadership skills as well. I would not be the person I am today if I didn't have the opportunities that I had and if I did not face the challenges that I did.
Assertiveness to some is a flaw, but to me, it's far from that, it's a present that I wish to never let go."
Members of the community are facing challenges every day. OHEL is there for individuals facing their challenges and crisis. It is a haven of protection and support. They provide critical services to thousands of children and adults including foster care, outpatient counseling, residential services, school based services, abuse prevention services and summer camps such as Camp Kaylie.
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