Jewett Program girls' share touching stories at ‘Christmas Coffee with the Girls’

Jewett Program girls' share touching stories at ‘Christmas Coffee with the Girls’ »Play Video
Melissa Hernandez shared her amazing experience.
CLARKSTON, WA - A house empowering girls, girls empowering girls and now women empowering girls that's the idea behind the annual fundraiser for the Jewett Program.

Girls from the Northwest Children's Home Jewett Program shared their touching stories over breakfast at the annual "Christmas Coffee with the Girls" fundraiser. The event featured silent auctions, breakfast and an interactive session with the young ladies who were once abused, neglected or abandoned before entering the home.

Melissa Hernandez, who is no longer living at the group home shared her experience Friday morning.

"They kept me for a year, that's the longest I ever stayed in one place before," said Hernandez. "So I definitely appreciate the staff and the girls they were amazing, like they kept me. That was the biggest thing for me, I felt so loved. I am still speechless right now."

"Talking about having their bad days and not always being perfect," said Christmas Coffee with The Girls Emcee, Veronica Miracle. "But I don't think any person in this room doesn't have a bad day so ladies you are not alone."

That's right, that's KLEW's own Veronica Miracle who was the emcee for the event. All the proceeds from the event will benefit the Jewett Program and girls like Melissa.