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CHC Success Stories

With nearly 70 years of experience helping kids, teens, young adults and families navigate some of life’s most difficult challenges, we are proud to support the promise and potential of every child.

Hear from our CHC families:

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I literally don’t know where we’d be without CHC.
Is there anything scarier than when something is wrong with your child and you don’t know what to do? CHC not only provided us with a diagnosis but also a customized treatment plan. I literally don’t know where we’d be without CHC.
— A CHC Clinic parent
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I’ve never known a child who can advocate for himself as well as my son can now.
I’ve never known a child who can advocate for himself as well as my son can now. I could not be more proud of this boy who does not give up on himself. He gave upon himself before he entered Sand Hill, but he doesn’t anymore! He has high self-esteem and more confidence. He takes risks and is not afraid of failure.
— A Sand Hill School parent
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For the first time in a long time, we could see the light.
We had lost all hope. We didn’t understand what was going on and blamed ourselves for our daughter’s defiance. CHC literally came to our rescue and it was like the clouds parted. For the first time in a long time, we could see the light.
— A CHC Clinic parent
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EBC has allowed our family to breathe while we work to better our situation.
— An Esther B. Clark School family
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Because of your staff and your school, my daughter now has a second chance at an education and of creating a happy, healthy life for herself.
— An Esther B. Clark School family
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One of the first times I was able to get help without feeling alone and confused. Thanks so much for this amazing event!
— An EdRev Expo Attendee
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…everyone who works at CHC is passionate about helping children, teens and young adults to reach their full potential.
As a parent of a child who struggled with ADHD, I am impressed by and deeply appreciate the expertise, knowledge and care exhibited by CHC professionals at every level. It is clear that everyone who works at CHC is passionate about helping children, teens and young adults to reach their full potential.
— A CHC Volunteer
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CHC’s IOP gave me the tools to live a life worth living.
I entered IOP exactly a month after I was released from a two-week hospital stay, and graduated about three and a half months later. I suffered from depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation/attempts. I look back at my experience in IOP now, and the progress I made and to not only live, but to thrive as well. Ultimately, CHC’s IOP gave me the tools to live a life worth living.
— A RISE IOP teen client
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Sand Hill School has given our child a second chance…
Our son has attended Sand Hill School for the past year. He entered the school a depressed and stressed child but his self-esteem has been transformed. No longer does he immediately respond to each school problem by crumbling; he now says, “I may not get it yet, but I will get it soon.” He is an advocate for his needs and no longer a victim of learned helplessness. We have also received amazing OT services at CHC. We feel like Sand Hill School has given our child a second chance at a happy school experience.
— A Sand Hill School family
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It was such a relief to have support, and someone to talk to in my search for information. I didn’t feel helpless.
— An ESPA parent
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CHC promotes that we, as parents, participate in helping our kids. The therapy is not just for my son but for the whole family.
— A Spanish Speaking CHC family
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Our family has a deeper sense of peace and our daughter loves learning again and believes in herself.
— A CHC Parent
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We were finally able to take a family vacation together…
EBC has the most wonderful, kind, and skilled staff. I am so grateful for the work they have done with my son, who was unable to function at school until EBC. Their help has changed life for our entire family. We were finally able to take a family vacation together because my son is now doing so well.
— An Esther B. Clark School parent
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Sand Hill School and CHC have changed our lives!
My son hated school with a passion before coming to Sand Hill, and now he never complains about going to school. Last year, my son would tear his papers up when he perceived he couldn’t do things. This year, he advocates for himself and asks for help from the teacher. Sand Hill School and CHC have changed our lives!
— A Sand Hill School parent
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…now I know can succeed in my life.
I want to thank all of the people who gave me the opportunity to go to Sand Hill School. Because you helped me get through Sand Hill, and you have allowed me to achieve the goals I can achieve today. Sand Hill changed my life. I was at a school where no one really cared. When I transitioned to Sand Hill it was completely different. They had me set high goals and did not allow me to give up so easily… It was really life changing because now I know can succeed in my life. I have all of these opportunities just waiting for me.
— A Sand Hill School graduate
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I’m grateful for coming to CHC because you have ‘integrity.’ I try to teach my kids how to give 100% and I see that from CHC. I am so grateful you listened and cared, and you have answers.
— A Community Clinic monolingual Spanish-speaking father (translated)
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I believe it’s one best school in the world for kids with learning differences. The results for my child are tremendous. People who work here are so knowledgeable and enthusiastic!
— A Sand Hill School parent
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We had lost all hope. We didn’t understand what was going on and blamed ourselves for our daughter’s defiance. CHC literally came to our rescue and it was like the clouds parted. For the first time in a long time, we could see the light.
— A CHC Clinic Parent
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They never ever gave up on him.
My kid hated school. He had some anger issues, very low self-esteem, and some health issues. People weren’t believing in him. A friend told me about Sand Hill, and from the moment we got there everything changed. Every day that I dropped him off, I felt I was dropping him off to a family—a family that believed in him, that wouldn’t give up on him, that held him to high standards, that loved him. They never ever gave up on him.
— A Sand Hill School parent
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CHC has become a trusted ally…
Because of CHC, our staff and parents have better tools to support our kids. CHC provides coaching and consultation services that allow our staff to better support students in our after school program and get them connected to resources for needs that we cannot address. CHC has become a trusted ally, and we value their partnership in serving our students and the community. We only wish we had more of their time and services!
— A Ravenswood Program partner organization
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I have the EBC program and the staff there to thank for who I am today.
Having put about four or five years between me and EBC, I can confidently say that Esther B. Clark School is an amazing program that absolutely changed my life. It helped me deal with my issues and become an infinitely better person. I am so glad I went through this program. Now, to be fair, it was hard. Insanely hard. But that’s not really the program’s fault. Overall, I have the EBC program and the many staff working there to thank for who I am today. It’s an amazing program and I can’t sing the praises of it enough.
— An Esther B. Clark School graduate

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