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Supporting Emergency Needs

Supporting Emergency Needs

At Kathy’s Legacy, our mission goes beyond immediate assistance; we are committed to offering continuous support to our Silver Lining families. The financial burden brought on by unexpectedly becoming a guardian is challenging to overcome and often leaves our families...

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Supporting Success in School

Supporting Success in School

In 2009, Kate and her brother faced the devastating loss of their mother to domestic violence. Since then, they have been under the loving care of their grandmother. Despite her own significant health challenges, Kate's grandmother tirelessly ensures her grandchildren...

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Silver Lining Support During the Holidays

Silver Lining Support During the Holidays

Holidays are an important time for families to come together and celebrate. This time of year can be particularly challenging for Silver Lining families for many reasons. Most notably, at least one family member is not there with them. There can also be significant...

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Ten Things I Love About Kathy by Michael Scharbarth

Ten Things I Love About Kathy by Michael Scharbarth

10 Things I Love About Kathy by Michael Scharbarth I am Kathy’s younger brother, Michael. As a kid I admired her scholastic achievement and as an adult I admired her tenacity to overcome adversity. Now, she lives as a loving memory I cherish every day. I would like to...

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Children and Trauma Series | Part 2

Children and Trauma Series | Part 2

PART 2 | Healing Strategies for Traumatized Children and KLF's Role Part 1 of our Children and Trauma series explored what trauma is and what some of the long-term implications of experiencing trauma are. In part 2, we are highlighting a just a few strategies that...

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Children and Trauma Series | Part 1

Children and Trauma Series | Part 1

Understanding Traumatic Events and Their Impact on Children A traumatic event is a frightening, dangerous, or violent event that poses a threat to a child’s life or bodily integrity. Witnessing a traumatic event that threatens life or physical security of a loved one...

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Update on our newest family

Update on our newest family

Recently a 41-year-old mother of four was murdered. She left behind a 19-year-old daughter and three sons ages 17, 14, and 9. Since there was no extended family to care for the minor children, the 19-year-old sister is seeking guardianship of her brothers. The family...

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Season of Giving

Season of Giving

According to a maxim, "giving does not just precede receiving, it is the reason for it." Indeed, a sense of satisfaction is achieved the moment a person chooses to give. The consequence of this is a constant reminder of the innate inspiration that many people share to...

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Ten Things I Love About Kathy by Melissa Scharbarth

Ten Things I Love About Kathy by Melissa Scharbarth

10 Things I Love About Kathy by Melissa Scharbarth. November 24th is the eleven-year anniversary of my sister’s murder. Kathy will always be remembered as a loving daughter, thoughtful sister, and devoted mother. As her 45th birthday, on November 24th , approaches...

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