A Teen-age Girl

“Comfort ye, comfort ye my people,” (Isaiah 40:1) December 5, 2017 Dear Julie: I’m 15 years old and experiencing LOTS of things an average teen girl shouldn’t. In January, I was placed into DCF custody and put up for foster care. I was waiting in a program for five months until the state found a family willing to take care of me temporarily. Those five months were the worst months... read more

Needing Guidance

“Comfort ye, comfort ye my people,” (Isaiah 40:1) November 17, 2017 Dear Julie: I have struggled with depression since I was 12 years old. I am now 16. I’ve turned to a lot of negative things to take away my pain, including drugs and alcohol. I’ve gotten a lot better at doing positive things, but sometimes I can’t see the point in staying strong. I don’t even want to be... read more

Lost & Confused in Florida

  Challenges Women Face April 19, 2016 Dear Julie: A lot has been going on in my life. In 2011 I went to prison because I was accused of child abuse. I didn’t do it but was charged because I left my daughter with the person who did do it. Not knowing he was going to hurt her. I’m writing you now because my husband and I want to start a family and have another child. I lost both of my daughters... read more