Meet Alemitu: A Story of Success

When Alemitu first came to I Pour Life, she was one of the most poverty-stricken women we’ve ever met. She was extremely depressed and discouraged, telling us, “I have no one left. I came to Kore to find a solution for a medi …

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Masrash: From Addiction to Independence

“Addiction, laziness and unhealthy relationships defined who I was for many years. I didn’t pass my last year of school so I was at a loss of what to do. I didn’t have the desire to work and became addicted to cigarettes and …

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Can Taking the Bus Really Change a Life?

Heather is eighteen years old and finishing up her senior year of high school. She has been going in and out of various placements over the past few years, which has prevented her from having the stability to learn the skills …

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Rachel buys a car

Buying a Car Leads to Self-Sufficiency in At-Risk Youth

“I want to help kids in care. I know what it is like and I know things I needed when I came into care. I want to give support to kids who were in my situation.” – Rachel, Springfield LifeStrengths Youth Rachel joined the I Po …

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Expansion of LifeStrengths Missouri

Fall is such a dynamic time for our I Pour Life family. Like the arrival of the pumpkin spice latte, the much-anticipated return of the Goodwood Gatsby event to support LifeStrengths was received with resounding excitement. W …

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Stephan posing next to a white car for the camera

Stefan: Learning How To Be Driven

Stefan was one of the first young men to be nominated for our LifeStrengths program. We arranged a time and place to meet for the first time. On that day, I drove to his apartment complex and waited for him in the parking lot …

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