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Review for Children of the Night, Inc, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was a young girl when I was first introduced to Children of the Night. I had been in over 50 foster homes and group homes and had no one to trust or turn to. I had been used, abused, raped, and sold my whole life and had no hope left. Dr. Lois Lee and her employees helped me detox from heroin time and time again, flew me to different states to escape danger and get help, help to put my pimps in prison, tutored me as well as paid for me to receive my GED, provided me with a laptop and helped me enroll in college, helped me get necessities for my first apartment, helped me get my license to work in drug and alcohol facilities, helped me save my younger sisters who are in the foster care system as well from dangerous situations, continued to help me when I had an unplanned pregnancy and decided to give birth to my beautiful baby girl. I am so grateful for the donors that are so willing to provide help for the children associated with COTN! It is thanks to them that I was able to get the dental care that I needed, my tattoos removed after I was branded by my traffickers, COTN also paid out of pocket for me to be on accutane because my skin had broken out so horribly. I am now 25 years old with a 3 month old daughter. I still am going to college and work in a treatment center for mother’s and their children. I have learned to always have hope and know that there is a purpose to life. I have a purpose and I matter! I am more then just a pretty face or a nice body , my thoughts matter, my words are respected, and my ideas are important! Children of the night taught me this. They believed in me and held my hand until I believed in myself! Dr. Lois Lee is like a mother to me still to this day and children of the night will always be my family!

After reading some of these reviews I feel disgusted! Dr.Lois Lee built this organization from the ground up, and invested her life into saving children who no one else paid attention to or cared about! I met her at age 12 and am now almost 26 years old and continue to receive care packages and even just friendly hellos to make sure I am still doing well. I never in my life have been in such an amazing program and I can not even count on my fingers how many programs I have been in. Not one of my councilors from any other program bothered to stay in contact or acknowledge how I have managed to turn my life around. Lois invests her life into saving children just like me and I thank god for her every day. It is because of her and her team including Maribel, Maddie and Ms.Ventura that I am not just alive but a successful functioning member of society. The comments about her salary are immature and irrelevant. That is not anyone's business nor is it important in the least because she treats the residents there as if she gave birth to us herself! Taking us to movies, buying us clothes, bus fare, out for ice cream, taking us to get our hair fixed, ect. things every child should experience.

Role:  Client Served