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Maryvale honors the many who made a difference

gloriannaIn celebration of Women’s History Month, Maryvale would like to acknowledge the courageous Daughters of Charity who made a difference by helping the marginalized children of Los Angeles more than 160 years ago.

We also honor the countless women who have supported our children throughout the years. It is compassionate people like you who have provided a strong foundation for children such as Glorianna to thrive and excel.

Glorianna’s Story

“I know I’ve been blessed. I have endured more than most and the stories of my childhood have made people cry.
But I am here to tell you that anything is possible.

Last September I spent my first day at Pasadena City College, majoring in digital media, where I hope to transfer to UCLA. It seems like it’s taken me a lifetime to get here. But I’m here!

When I was two, I became a foster child. The Department of Child and Family Services removed me from my mother’s care; we were living on the streets. Initially, my foster home seemed stable. However, my foster parents became abusive and I moved again. 

My whole life changed when I was 5 and was placed at Maryvale. I didn’t know what to expect from a residential group home, and so I decided not to expect anything so I wouldn’t be disappointed again. 

I learned that Maryvale was different. Maryvale has kind and compassionate people who surround me with love.”

When you support Maryvale, you provide a haven for orphaned, abused and neglected children in the foster care system to heal, strengthen and enjoy a brighter future. Your charitable contribution makes it possible for children like Glorianna to succeed.

Thank you from the entire Maryvale Family!

Bring Joy!
Click here to learn more about Glorianna’s journey.