Real Stories


Picture This - Claudia's Story

Claudia curls her fingers around the bright yellow crayon, focuses intently on the page in front of her and starts coloring in the sun – bold and bright, just like the little girl’s personality. She loves to draw and dreams of being an artist. Claudia came to Community Partners a few

Emerging From The Cocoon - Samantha's Story

  She shuts the door and pads softly to her bed – a soft mass of wrinkled sheets twisted around a fading comforter. Samantha hasn’t left her room in a few days. She’s not sure if she can leave it again. A senior in high school, 17-year-old Samantha was suffering from generalized anxiety

Better Together - Kenny and Maribel's Story

  The biggest concern of the average 11-year-old boy should be if his basketball team is going to make the playoffs and the big history test next Wednesday. Kenny was worried about not making enough money selling CDs on the streets of Lake Worth. He hoped people would buy his wares because

Flying Free - Kyle's Story

  Talking to Kyle is like diving into Wikipedia. You start with one topic and ten minutes later, you’re talking about something completely different with no comprehension of how you went from point A to point B. A garrulous 30-year-old, Kyle is the kind of man with the ability to strike up a

Finding Home - Kellie's Story

A few months ago, home was a friend’s couch but as the days grew longer, Kellie grew more and more worried. Without a stable home, she wouldn’t be able to get her four children out of foster care. Without a stable job, they might not be a family again. Kellie turned to the TANF Program

New Outlooks - The Rossi Family's Story

  A family is so much more than a group of people who live under the same roof. A family is a team – working towards a common goal and encouraging each other along the way. A family is a theater troupe – entertaining one another and making each other laugh. They are a doctor’s office, a

Home Sweet Home - Janelle's Story

  The American Dream is as vast and multifaceted as the nation itself. Some dream of a brighter future as a doctor or lawyer. Some dream of owning their own restaurant and feeding the masses and some dream of working hard and saving enough to retire on a boat in the Keys. Janelle

Stonybrook Apartments See Drastic Change

Community Partners was recently featured on WPTV News Channel 5 for our efforts in Riviera Beach's Stonybrook community. To watch the news report which aired on December 3, please click here.     Local agencies come together to bring change to Stonybrook apartments in Riviera Beach

A Home For The Holidays

  Home for the holidays is a common theme this time of year. Countless stories have been told about people dashing through the snow to get home and how even if you can’t make it by plane, train or automobile, you’ll by home for Christmas if only in your dreams. Amalie dreamed of a home to

Someday, We'll Live Like Horses

  At a point in every little girl’s life, she decides she wants a pony for Christmas. Most parents usually respond to this request by making sure that Santa leaves a teeny plastic horse with a shock of bright pink hair under the tree. Nine-year-old Natalia never got a chance to