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Facing Project Books Distributed

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Books Distributed

Facing Project Communities

75+

Communities

Facing Project Volunteers

7,500+

Volunteers

Facing Project Stories Shared

1,500+

Stories Shared

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The Story of 2017

2017 was a year of growth for The Facing Project. As we count down the final hours of the year we want to give thanks for all that happened, and to say how much we appreciate all of you who have been a part of the story. Since we’re headquartered in David Letterman’s hometown of […]

A Story of a Mother Facing Hunger and Poverty, Facing Project

The Story of a Mother Providing for Her Son One Day at a Time

As told to Autumn Snesrud. I woke up this morning with a feeling in my gut. I know today is going to be hard. I go into the kitchen to open up my fridge knowing I won’t find anything in there. The emptiness that looks back at me is almost too much. We have no […]

Drugs Destroy Lives, Facing Project, Addiction

Drugs Destroy Lives The Road of Recovery from Rock Bottom Addiction

As told to Kelly Sickafoose. I had a great mom and dad, both pillars of the community with good jobs. I never had a bad life, but I had problems on the inside. I never really felt comfortable in my own skin. At a very young age, I became involved in the drug underworld, starting […]

What is Not Love, Facing Project, Facing Abuse, Teen Dating Violence, Domestic Abuse

What is Not Love A Teen Romance Plagued with Violent Abuse

Kiara’s story as told by Katrina Brown and Megan Caldwell.   It all started a few years ago. It was my junior year of high school, and I was 16 years old. Everyone thought I was so cool to talk to him. He was one of the most popular guys in school: athletic, played football, […]

Being the Key, Autism, Facing Project, Disabilities

Being the Key Helping Families and Educators Embrace Autism

As told to Abby Walton by Lisa Combs. Lisa’s story. She is 48. I first heard the word autism in the early 1980’s while sitting in a classroom at Ball State University. I went to Ball State to study marketing, but it wasn’t really me so I went through a series of majors including deaf […]