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Sweetser Helped Me Become The Person I Am Today

I was a teen at the site in Saco in 1966, and lived in the Brown Cottage. The Sargents were house parents then. I was a horrible kid and hated my time there, until it was time to leave, and then I cried. I didn't learn the value of my time at Sweetser until I became an adult. When you work with a troubled kid, and feel you are not reaching them, hang on. You can never count them out. 

I became who I am today in large part because of the caring people at Sweetser. Today, I am the mother of two grown children, grandmother to five, and have fostered 12. We have three children still in our home today. I am earning my graduate degree in clinical counseling. So, you see, you never know what that horrible kid is going to become. 

Thanks, Sweetser, and good luck with your wonderful work.

~ Elizabeth M.

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