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Beauty Pageant Participant and NYC High School Graduate



Featured in the "While They Wait" Campaign

Average Age: 17

Anonymous Stories

"Edgar had lost his job when the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, resulting in a shortage of necessities. Terra Firma helped Edgar  obtain a work permit and secure food and medical services. Edgar was eventually able to find a job and sign up for classes, hoping to obtain a GED and attend college.

*Edgar, 20

New York City

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*Jorge was referred to Terra Firma by his attorney, where he received therapy and discussed the violence he had experienced in his home country, Guatemala. Jorge attended Terra Firma's college workshop series and eventually was able to pass his high school-equivalency program. He is considering going to college and continues to receive care from Terra Firma.

*Jorge, 17

New York City

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*All names and ages have been changed to preserve anonymity

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