Philosophy & Methodology

From the CEO: Why I Choose to Believe in Hope

By HABEEBAH R. GRIMES About 20 years ago, I sat in a circle during one of my first group meetings at PEP Eastwood. As a newly hired one-on-one aide, I listened intently to the children discuss what had happened in their lives the day prior. One student’s story from the previous evening resonated deeply with
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PEP Day Treatment Centers

Every Child Has a Story

Extreme poverty, the unexpected loss of a loved one, neighborhood violence, household dysfunction. These are just a few of the traumatic circumstances and events that are all too familiar for many of the children and families served through PEP Day Treatment Centers. Experiences like these breed fear, distrust and anger. Literature can serve as a
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