When Rebecca arrived at New Life Children’s Center, she had scars left by knife wounds up and down her arms. At just 15 years old, the years of abuse had taken their toll on Rebecca, and she had begun to self-harm, even reaching a point where she attempted suicide in one of her foster homes. Rebecca’s past was filled with abuse, neglect, and violence. She had been bounced from home to home, living in more than 20 placements in six years.
Rebecca’s severe depression and suicide attempts made it impossible for anyone to help her, until now. Rebecca has lived at New Life for about six months and we have watched her blossom. Through specialized trauma therapy and the love she receives here, she is finally beginning to discern her own worth. Though she still feels the pain of her past, she now believes that life is worth living. Rebecca is looking forward to finishing high school and is thankful for the new life she has been given.
Rebecca is just one example of the incredible transformations that take place at New Life. In addition to a wonderful and caring staff, donors and volunteers have helped make New Life a model for residential treatment in the state of Texas. Proceeds raised at the annual “Make A Difference” Gala help fund the programs, therapy, and building renovations at this extraordinary campus.
Mark your 2012 calendars and plan to come out to the Austin Music Hall to Make A Difference:
Boots & Boas, a Benefit for New Life Children’s Center
February 18, 2012