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A “Beloved Community” Focused on the Young People Who Will Lead

Posted on February 16, 2017 | Kristin Ostby de Barillas

Forty years ago, Father Paul Sheridan started the first Boys Hope Girls Hope home in St. Louis. Seven boys who had great human potential and big dreams, but faced very difficult lives at home and in their neighborhoods, moved in. Father Sheridan knew these young people needed a safe, loving environment with people who believed in them in order to escape their local destiny. When he started BHGH, Father Sheridan said, “Our basic purpose is to take care of children we can help as a matter of social justice. But we believe the end result will be to produce community leaders who might otherwise never have developed.” [...]

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