Nampa’s in-school therapy partnerships lead to measurable success

Good News Notes: “Stephanie Lindholm’s usually happy boys were struggling. Her divorce from their father had been traumatic: not just the separation, but the turmoil and restraining orders that followed. The boys were scared, and acting out. Stephanie’s oldest son, 8, struggled to stay on task and didn’t want to engage with family activities. Her…

Michigan nonprofit to house hundreds of unaccompanied migrant children

Good News Notes: “An Albion nonprofit that specializes in residential programs and child behavioral health programs will house up to 240 unaccompanied migrant children from the southern border. Starr Commonwealth said it is opening its campus in Albion after an urgent request from the U.S. federal government. The plan, according to Starr Commonwealth, is to…

St. Jude patient from Ballard County, Kentucky, in remission from leukemia

Good News Notes: “Earlier this month, we introduced you to Hudson Pace, a Ballard County sixth-grader who’s battling leukemia. We’re happy to tell you that Hudson’s family says he is in remission! They announced it on their Facebook page, Healing 4 Hudson. His mom, Heather, says Hudson has a long treatment to complete, but they are…

How one nonprofit helps at-risk teenage girls in DC and Montgomery Co.

Good News Notes: “Crittenton Services of Greater Washington aims to help hundreds of at-risk teenage girls across D.C. and Montgomery County, Maryland, every year — even during the pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic has been challenging for people from all walks of life and at-risk youth are no exception. “The pandemic has certainly impacted the young…

When foster kids have no belongings, one Columbus nonprofit steps in

Good News Notes: “One Columbus nonprofit has been helping foster kids adjust to new environments. Stitched Together provides Hope Cases to children that are removed from their homes. The organization started two years ago after Karie Griffin, a licensed foster parent, saw foster kids arrive at their new homes with no belongings. Stitched Together collects donations of…

Westfield Sisters Bring Joy To Whitestone Nursing Home Residents

Good News Notes: “During the COVID-19 pandemic, two Westfield sisters have volunteered at The Restoracy of Whitestown to brighten the spirits of residents in the assisted living facility. Nisha Roy, 14, and Rayna Roy, 12, are Cadette Girl Scouts with JoSheWe Troop 0065 of Central Indiana and have been Scouts since kindergarten. During a 2020…

Baby born in Florida from embryo frozen for 15 years

Good News Notes: “A Gadsden County couple gave birth to a healthy baby boy after adopting an embryo that had been frozen for 15 years. Noah was donated to an adoption agency as an embryo, which is the stage before becoming a fetus. After struggling with fertility issues, Amanda and Jeremy Lewand decided to adopt…

NYC 12-year-old donates 200 laptops to students through GoFundMe

Good News Notes: “Daisy Hampton is just 12 years old, but she is already making a significant difference in her New York City community by donating laptops to kids in need. Hampton started a nonprofit called ‘Including You’  earlier this year as a peer-to-peer mentorship program that aims to connect kids with disabilities or face economic disparities over the internet. Now,…