Tyler, 16, arrived at Krause Children’s Center in desperate need of some guidance in his life. Growing up in a violent home, Tyler’s father had abandoned him when he was just a baby and his mother often brought men into the home who would beat him and his younger sister. After years of abuse and neglect, Tyler rebelled in school, started fighting, taking drugs, and even contemplated suicide. This built-up rage brought him to Krause Children’s Center.
After four short months at Krause, Tyler’s transformation is unbelievable, because of specialized trauma therapy, a structured lifestyle, and a trustworthy mentor who visits him once a week. He is now serving as a role model for the younger boys at Krause. While Tyler is still healing the pain of his past, he now knows that there are people in his life who truly love him and care about him.
Tyler is a great example of the important work that takes place at Krause, because of the wonderful staff, donors, and volunteers who help make Krause a safe haven for kids in the Houston area. To ensure that more children like Tyler get treatment and the loving care they deserve, we’re holding the first Healing Hearts Benefit, “Wild About Krause,” at the Houston Zoo on March 3rd, 2012. Proceeds raised at the benefit will help fund the programs, therapy, and renovations at Krause.