Video Gallery of Stories of Healing, Helping and Hope

Inspiring Stories of Caring, Impact, Generosity, Gratitude, Progress and Prevention

A newly single father and his four young children were feeling the stress of the change in their family structure. Each of the children were manifesting their anxiety in different ways, not eating, not talking, acting out in school, and fighting with each other. They came to WYS for help and the dad shares how this was a godsend for his entire family. We are so glad we were able to help them understand these behaviors and provide them with tools and knowledge to create a lasting positive outcome for their family, one of our most inspiring stories of healing.

IMPACT: Volunteer Experiences

WYS volunteers share their experiences of serving, and being an integral part of the collaborative model of volunteering at WYS. “Everyone comes together to help this child become better and grow.” There are many ways to get involved. Intern, Volunteer, and Corporate Volunteer programs.

HEALING: Rae’s Story

This treasured addition to our stories of healing has helped many people. Rae’s story is an intimate look into one girl’s process of discovering, embracing, and integrating her depression, and her accessing her hope and purpose for her future.

HEALING: William’s Story

Hear this inspiring story of healing of William. It is a story of a young teen struggling with sudden changes in his family, and his journey of suffering hurt and sadness, and his personal triumph over loss, grief and rediscovering his passion and self-worth.

His Mom heard about Western Youth Services, through a co-worker, and she got him the help he needed. Today, William is an amazing young man, with a very bright future.