My journey with HOH began after I woke up one morning in agonizing tears and paralyzed by fear, guilt, and shame. The memories that woke me up were new to me and I did not understand what was going on in me.
Daniel, was born into the FLDS polygamist community. He was homeschooled until he was in the 7th grade and then worked all over the country doing construction as a child. When he was 16, his dad approached him and gave him an ultimatum…
Leah was 16 when she realized her life was going nowhere. She was not allowed a formal education and had only been homeschooled to the 7th grade. She longed for more. She hitched a ride to St. George and jumped on a shuttle headed for Salt Lake City.
Joseph was only 13 when he mustered up the courage to flee from the shed he had been forced to live in for 3 months. You see, he wasn’t worthy to be part of the family. He was considered rebellious for talking to apostates (those that were part of the religion but chose to leave).
Deborah Lang has been tutoring Teresa, one of our young clients, for a year. Deborah has been volunteering with us for quite some time and has such a servant’s heart. She has an amazing ability to connect with kids of all ages.