How Julia Transformed Her Life

Julia’s childhood was one of constant change and frequent rejection. She grew up in the foster care system. While she may have had many houses to live in, she lacked a stable home. When Julia turned 18 and she aged out of gov …

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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. When I came to Kore I was looking to find a …

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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 any desire to work. Then I became addicted to cigarettes …

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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 in and out of various placements over the past few years. This has prevented her from having the ability to learn the skills required …

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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.” – Madysen, Springfield LifeStrengths Youth Madysen joined the I Pour Life family in March of 2019. When she came to I Pou …

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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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