CARE House Stories

Annie's Story


Hi – My name's Annie. I'm 11 ½ years old, and I used to have a terrible secret.

It started when I was seven. My mom and dad got divorced when I was five, and daddy moved to another state…


Michael's Story

sad-boySix-year-old Michael was sexually abused over a period of several months, every time Tom, a 16-year family friend, was asked to watch Michael and stay overnight.

Michael was too scared and embarrassed to tell anyone about the assaults he was enduring.  The violence stopped only after Michael’s stepmother walked in unexpectedly one night while the abuse was taking place.  That chance encounter marked the end of Michael’s abuse and the beginning of his healing…


Angie and Angela's Story

200479176-001I'm Tracey, a CARE House Volunteer, and I want to tell you the story of two very different girls. Angie was 12, and she was a problem child. In her third school, because she'd been removed from 2 other schools for behavioral problems, she was about to get expelled again. She had built up a thick file, filled with reports on the numerous incidents of her getting into trouble…


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