Murrow Indian Children's Home

Murrow Indian Children's Home

Growing up in A Group Home
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A gift of handmade blankets to Native youth

A young thirteen-year-old boy (we will call T.J.) arrives at Murrow Indian Children Home with a backpack and a trash bag full of his belongings. He has been removed from his parents because of their ongoing drug use and domestic violence. He spent time in several relative's homes while his parents struggled but eventually those didn't work out either. He was brought to live at Murrow in hopes he could stay until maybe his parents would get better or if not, adoption. T.J. received regular medical care, dental care, and vision care. He received counseling. He attended public school and received tutoring. He participated in cultural events and holidays and learned to make traditional arts and crafts. He attended church. Unfortunately his family did not get better and he remained at Murrow in the care of staff (houseparents) in a home setting. He had chores, learned living skills, and got a job at 16 and bought a car at 18. He graduated high school. He now lives in our young adult transition program where he can continue to learn adult living skills and have the emotional support and guidance he needs. He is till attending a local training school and is still employed in a good job. He still receives counseling. He has a career path ahead of him and is able to be in supported living here until he is 23.
**The youth at Murrow start as young as babies with teen mothers, and children four to 18 in the minors cottage and 18-23 in the transitional cottage.

Murrow Indian Children's Home
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