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Letter to the Editor: is it really an admirable thing? or is out of desperation?

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Dear Editor,

I have provided foster care services for the State of Utah for the past 10 years. I have had many girls come and go with great success. Many of these girls have grown to be great young ladies.

Over the past 10 years I have received comments from neighbors, family, friends, strangers of how they admired what I have done or told me it takes a special person to do what you do, or I'm glad there is someone willing to take these girls, because I couldn't. The sincerity I have felt from the community of these comments have given me a sense of support in what I have done over the years.

Only recently has a city been asked if it was that desperate to allow a residential treatment center in their community. If helping troubled youth is a call of desperation then where is our shame?

I am not calling upon the citizens to deal with these troubled youth, I'm just asking to use a building in their city. A building that gives these girls plenty of room and opportunity to become young ladies that can succeed if given the chance.

With fears from stories of removing a skeleton off a mountain has caused judgments against my business. I have assured that I was not bringing in these extremely disturbed youth, but just teenage girls with mild behavioral problems.

I encourage all citizens to write Ferron City of both concerns and support for this business that is only intended to help girls in need.

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