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Pat's Chat: Giving Thanks

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Pat's Chat: Giving Thanks
Did you know that there is a difference between feeling grateful and being grateful? While we don't have total control of our feelings, we can choose to adopt a perspective, an attitude of gratitude, that helps us magnify the goodness in life and also has the power to energize, heal, and bring hope during the toughest of times.
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NewsFeed @ Youth In Need | November 2016

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NewsFeed @ Youth In Need | November 2016
Check out all the latest news at Youth In Need!
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Posted in: | Tags: Pat's Chat , Head Start East , FLYIN , Thanks for Giving , Fountain of Youth , Holiday Drive , Boatload of Toys , Santa Jam | Comments (0) | View Count: (1862)
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Pat's Chat: "YIN Saved Me in 1976"

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This was the subject line of an email sent to Youth In Need recently. It was from a woman (J.E.) who wanted to reach out and tell us about her life and what Youth In Need meant to her. She described a very difficult adolescence during which she ran away from home numerous times to escape sexual abuse by her step-father, and also began abusing drugs to numb her pain. She wound up at our emergency shelter, which had just opened in 1974.
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NewsFeed @ Youth In Need | October 2016

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NewsFeed @ Youth In Need | October 2016
Check out all the latest news at Youth In Need!
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Posted in: | Tags: Foster Care , Early Head Start , Head Start East , Meramec Center , Raise Your Hand for Kids , Ammendment 3 , Pat's Chat , PNC | Comments (0) | View Count: (2438)
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Pat's Chat: Raise Your Hand for Kids!

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Pat's Chat: Raise Your Hand for Kids!
Did you know that 90 percent of a child's brain development happens by the age of 5? These first years are fundamentally important and have significant impact on the trajectory of each young life.
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Posted in: | Tags: Pat's Chat , Ammendment 3 , Raise Your Hand for Kids , Early Childhood Health and Education Ammendment , Head Start and Early Head Start | Comments (0) | View Count: (1998)
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NewsFeed @ Youth In Need | September 2016

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NewsFeed @ Youth In Need | September 2016
Check out all the latest news at Youth In Need!\r\n
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Posted in: | Tags: University City Children's Center , LUME Institute , Pat's Chat , Legacy Society , Fountain of Youth , Golfing for Youth , Golf Tournament , Head Start , Head Start East , Meramec Center , | Comments (0) | View Count: (1814)
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Craft Beer Week to Benefit Youth In Need

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Craft Beer Week to Benefit Youth In Need
Saint Louis Craft Beer Week kicks off July 29, and Five Star Burgers will donate all of the proceeds from every Urban Chestnut Brewing Company beer sold to three local nonprofits, including Youth In Need!
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Pat's Chat: ‚ÄčEmpathy

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Pat's Chat: ‚ÄčEmpathy
Empathy: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Orlando. Baton Rouge. Minneapolis. Dallas. The tragic events of recent weeks have left us reeling with grief and sorrow over so many lives ended far too soon.
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Pat's Chat: YIN by the Numbers

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Pat's Chat: YIN by the Numbers
Every day, Youth In Need staff are doing the very challenging work of helping children, youth and families. Through education, counseling, case management, life skills development, street-based outreach, and home visitation, as well as many other services, you see firsthand the tremendous impact. The data we collect on outcomes and utilization also tells a story, about the impact on those individuals, as well as the powerful collective results of your incredible work. Check out some of the amazi...
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Posted in: | Tags: 2015 Highlights , Head Start , RiSE , Teen Outreach Program , Counseling , Transitional Living Program , TLP , Street Outreach , Safe Place , Emergency Shelter , Early Head Start , Teen Parent Program , Pat's Chat , Pat Holterman-Hommes | Comments (0) | View Count: (2820)
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Pat's Chat: Home for the Holidays

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Pat's Chat: Home for the Holidays
If "home is where the heart is," then Youth In Need's Transitional Living Program (TLP) is definitely not just a house but a home.
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