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BCH former resident and husband change children's lives

Paulina Hanner understands the needs of children intimately. As a former foster care social worker and now a middle school behavior specialist, she has seen the challenges and heartaches of boys and girls up close.

Paulina’s experience, however, goes beyond her career – it’s deeply personal. She lived at Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) for six years because of struggles she faced in her family life.

“Basically, my mother and adopted father were getting a divorce and things became pretty bad at home,” she explains.

It is because of her childhood experience and the help she received at BCH that she and her husband Ryan have become HOPE Champions.

HOPE Champions is BCH’s new monthly online giving program. It is inspired by friends and supporters who want to change a child’s life every month. For the Hanners, giving consistently to BCH was an easy decision.

“It’s something we believe in,” says the former resident.