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Leanna

Leanna was seven years old when the state took her from her mother. A little girl with a heart condition, a result of her mother’s drug addiction, Leanna faced enough challenges in her few years to last a lifetime. When she was adopted by a single mom, Leanna had a second chance at a safe […]

Hope, personified

Today, Cheree, is a happily-married mother of four pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at the University of Minnesota. When you meet Cheree, it’s easy to see the vibrant, intelligent woman with a passion for helping youth. What you don’t see is her difficult journey through homelessness towards stability. At YouthLink, we’ve known Cheree for […]