Justin’s Story


When Justin was just 11 years old, he and his brother Joe came to live at Goshen Valley. During the interview, Joe (age 13) straightened Justin’s shirt and told him to “make a good impression.” After living in poverty caused by neglect, Justin and his brother were looking for a home.

Eight years later, on May 25, 2013, Justin graduated high school. Justin has had a long road. He has wanted to quit school countless times. He has threatened to leave Goshen Valley in pursuit of unknown “freedoms” that life has to offer. Still, through the love and fervent relationship that Justin has had with his Goshen Valley family, he has remained to receive the unique love and support that he would not receive if he left.

Below is Justin’s personal story.