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School nurse adopts children from Africa

School nurse adopts children from Africa

By Anna Palmer

March 23, 2015

When Emerald Ridge school nurse Emily Powell traveled to Thailand at 16 for missions work, her world was transformed forever. After a touching, yet heartbreaking experience with a boy at the orphanage they were working at, Powell knew that she wanted to adopt. “[A little boy] ran right up to me...

Hopeful Beginnings guides teen moms

Hopeful Beginnings guides teen moms

By Laura Plata

February 16, 2015

Hopeful Beginnings is a non-for profit agency located in Arlington Heights that works with teens and women dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. To assist young women on their journey, the team utilizes a problem-solving approach where social workers offer a listening ear to young women who don’t ...