Success Stories

Before coming to the Paul Anderson Youth Home (PAYH) at age 18, Billy was a drug addict, an alcoholic, and was being held in jail on two counts of burglary, two DUI’s, fleeing an officer, and five other misdemeanors....

“My whole life I was a lazy bum who only cared about having fun and self-gratification. Then I came to the Paul Anderson Youth Home, where I learned how to put others before myself, as well as the joy that selflessness brings....

Cody thought he could make it on his own – without his parents, without school, and without Christ.  Eventually selling drugs to make ends meet, Cody found himself arrested and in serious legal trouble.  Although he...

Alex grew up in a loving home, but at age 15 he began experimenting with drugs and alcohol. This began to drastically affect his interaction with his parents and ultimately led to charges involving the possession of illegal...

“I was a reclusive loner who kept to myself and hid in my room.  My relationship with my mom was not what it once had been.  My grades were suffering, and things weren’t looking good.  I was sent to PAYH, where I have...

Tristan moved from school to school and program to program before coming to PAYH, not living at home for more than three months at a time since beginning high school. His attitude was one of rebellion and apathy. All he wanted to...

I started smoking marijuana during my sophomore year of high school. Most of my friends also smoked, and I let my desire to fit in direct my choices.  This led me to rebel, and my grades began to suffer.  After a bit of...

I came to the youth home with numerous charges and facing serious prison time.  Fortunately for me there was an alternative.  At PAYH, I have had a chance to change my ways.  During my time here, I have learned to keep my...

I started using marijuana when I was 15.  It started as a hobby but eventually became a crutch that I used to deal with my depression over the death of some friends.  After that I became more rebellious and angry at any...

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