Success Stories

Because of you, lives can change. In this video, Jesse tells us exactly how his life has changed. When you give to the Paul Anderson Youth Home you are investing directly into young men just like Jesse—their lives, their...

I was a self-centered young man with a severe disregard for authority, as well as a drug problem.  This led to anger issues and put a strain on my relationship with my family.  After a friend told my parents about PAYH, I was...

When I was 11 years old I started experimenting with drugs.  Over the course of the next several years, I became addicted and lost control.  My grandmother tried to stop me, but I responded by running away.  I eventually found...

Ben came to the home in April of 2013. He had become a danger to himself and others. But Ben met the challenges of the PAYH and used the opportunity to grow into a man of character. He graduated in July of...

Joseph began using drugs at the age of 14. By the time he came to PAYH in June of 2012 at the age of 17, Joseph had a problem he could not solve on his own. While in the program, he learned to take control of himself and learned...

Kent was an insecure and depressed young man when he came to the home in May of 2012. He would use drugs as a way to escape. But while at the PAYH, Kent found the strength to confront his fears and deal with them in a mature way....

Nick was a young man without drive or motivation. He had become unruly and despondent, but after he came to the PAYH in May of 2012, that slowly began to change. Nick graduated from the home in December of...

Sam came to the PAYH in April of 2012. In addition to having run away from home, Sam had a real problem with drugs. While at the home, Sam began to find himself again and gained a new perspective on life. He graduated from the...

Logan was a rebellious and unruly child. When he came to the PAYH in May of 2012, he was sneaky and dishonest. However, during his time at the home, he began to take pride in his reputation. When he graduated in December of 2013,...

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