“I am grateful to WYGC Foundation for supporting the Direct Support Program, which has allowed me to  focus on being more than simply my autistic daughter’s caretaker, I can put my energy toward being her mom.”

Kristin Rose, Dedicated Mom

“I have just finished a divorce from an abusive man.  My children and I are all using WYGC to heal from the abuse and stress of the divorce.  My current income for my household barely covers bills and necessities.  The scholarship from the Foundation for karate has changed Johnny’s* life.  Karate for Johnny is calming and helps him feel confident.  He also learns to deal with his anger in a constructive way. His OCD diagnosis can make him anxious over change, but karate has shown him that change can be very positive. You learn one routine, and the next time it changes as you add another step or move. The scholarships for karate lessons give Johnny a sense of success through honesty and integrity; it is more than an extra-curricular activity, a life activity. He has a bright future. Thank you.”

Johnny's mom, Nancy

*At WYGC, we respect everyone who comes to us for help – and many are working toward a fresh start in life. So while their stories are true, client names have been changed to protect their privacy. Thank you for understanding.

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