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Kyrii's Story

Homelessness changes everything about childhood.

Young children learn at an early age that life can be unpredictable and unstable.The trauma of worrying about money, food, a place to live and a safe place to play can cause social and emotional delays.

Kyrii came to Vogel Alcove as a young infant.

His contagious smile and sweet disposition made him a welcome addition to the infant class. 

Though Kyrii’s dad was present, addiction and mental health issues prevented his mother from being involved in his life. Kyrii’s grandma, Garlanne, stepped in and cared for her grandson as if he were her own.

However, Garlanne was laid off, and in an instant—they lost everything. She and Kyrii enrolled in Vogel Alcove after becoming homeless.

At Vogel Alcove, Kyrii has thrived under the guidance of our teachers for the past three years. He has improved his social skills and learned to manage the anxiety caused by the uncertainty of his early life.

Through it all—Kyrii has maintained his infectious smile.

Our donors have kept Vogel Alcove’s doors open since 1987. Your support has made the emotional and intellectual development of more than 16,000 children like Kyrii possible.

Though Kyrii’s dad was present, addiction and mental health issues prevented his mother from being involved in his life. Kyrii’s grandma, Garlanne, stepped in and cared for her grandson as if he were her own.

However, Garlanne was laid off, and in an instant—they lost everything. She and Kyrii enrolled in Vogel Alcove after becoming homeless.

At Vogel Alcove, Kyrii has thrived under the guidance of our teachers for the past three years. He has improved his social skills and learned to manage the anxiety caused by the uncertainty of his early life.

Through it all—Kyrii has maintained his infectious smile.

Our donors have kept Vogel Alcove’s doors open since 1987. Your support has made the emotional and intellectual development of more than 16,000 children like Kyrii possible.

Donate today to usher in another 35 years of Vogel Alcove’s life-changing mission.

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