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Community Health

Aldea Children and Family Services

Healing Begins at Home

Ben was an angry five-year-old foster child who struggled with numerous mental health challenges, including PTSD and mood disorders. His first five years were spent homeless and abused, his parents addicted to methamphetamine. Ben was more violent and defiant than other foster kids and bounced through eleven foster families, feeling more unwanted and isolated with each change.

But when Ben was placed with a special Aldea foster family and received the therapeutic support he needed, he could finally begin to heal. Now Ben lives with his “forever” adoptive family and is embarking upon a brighter future.