Success Stories

Past students painted a “Wall of Emotion” at Elk Hill. One look and you know: the struggle young people face is enormous. So is the joy they feel with every step of progress. Here are some of those stories.

Buddy Benches

April 3rd, 2015 // Early Intervention, Elk Hill News

Did you ever feel lonely or anxious at school? Of course you did - so you know how much it hurts. Now our students are doing something about it by building Buddy Benches for local schools.

Luke's Story

September 21st, 2014 // Early Intervention, Elk Hill Farm, Schools

After his mother was murdered when he was just seven years old, Luke began to self-destruct. He tried to jump out of bus windows. He ran into moving traffic. There were signs of self-mutilation. He was hospitalized in an acute care unit twice in a matter of days. Then he was referred to Elk Hill.

Deon's Story

December 13th, 2018 // Charlottesville, Early Intervention, Elk Hill News, Schools

First-grader Deon couldn’t sit still. He couldn’t stop disrupting class. He couldn’t read at grade level. He couldn’t write. That’s how his teachers knew him: as the boy who couldn’t.