Our Stories are Your Stories


This special collection of stories gives you a glimpse of the impact your support has on so many lives. This booklet contains six pieces written by the children and families we serve. They represent the 11,842 individual stories that you helped write.

Thanks to you, this has been a good year at CV. We met 100% of our adoption goal, placing 36 children with permanent families, saving an estimated $1,152,000 in foster care costs. Every single young person in our Westchester Sanctuary shelter went to a stable home. All of the seniors in our Work Force Investment program earned their high school diploma.

Helping children and teens find a home of permanent love and belonging is our untiring focus. There are no shortcuts, no easy answers. The work is difficult, but as you’ll read in the next pages, the results are life-changing.

The caliber of our work last year earned us the highest recognition in the New York Nonprofit Excellence Awards, the Gold Prize. Your support helps us continue to strive for excellence.

Whether you made a financial donation, provided gifts for children, or gave of your time, your contribution matters. You helped write these stories.

Thank you, and please enjoy reading the eloquent and heartfelt thanks written by those whose lives have been touched by our collective effort.

Our Stories Are Your Stories

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