The A.B. and Jessie Polinsky Children’s Center

Meet Lilly

Lilly was born in her family vehicle and was unhoused with her biological parents for most of her life. She entered care at age 4 due to severe neglect.

When she arrived at the A.B. and Jessie Polinsky Children’s Center (PCC), she was considered as a candidate for KidSTART services due to her behavioral and developmental needs.

Lilly showed no interest in playing or interacting with her peers. It was difficult to understand her speech, and she exhibited self-harming behaviors, such as hitting her head.

KidSTART provided her with the help she needed and after a short time, her developmental needs improved, she gradually came out of her shell, and has now found a long-term foster home.

Thanks to you, Lilly is thriving and continues to receive support from KidSTART!