The alumni reunion has been canceled this year due to the Coronavirus. Stay tuned for a rescheduled date!
I became a resident at Connie Maxwell in 2007. The events that led up to my moving there are unimportant. What is important are the memories and influence that I still have from living there.
I would not be the person I am today without the help of Connie Maxwell. The staff, the other girls, and the constant support we all felt, had a hand in making me the mother, daughter, and person I am today.
I was not always helpful, I was not always obedient, and at times, I pushed the staff to their breaking point, but even on my worst days, one thing never changed—their loyalty and their determination to make me believe I was a person worthy of respect and doing amazing things.
I now live with my husband who is in the military and my two step children in North Carolina. I have been through so much, and I firmly believe if it wasn't for my mom who found Connie Maxwell and the girls’ home for opening their doors to me, I would have never made it through half of it.
The memories I have from Connie Maxwell are those of family and acceptance. I never felt like I was a burden to the staff members.
I cannot thank them enough for pushing me to be the person I knew I could be.
Share Your Story
Your story is an important part of Connie Maxwell Children's Home history, so please share it with us! What do you remember about your years at Connie Maxwell–your cottage parents, friends and spiritual life? How did your time at Connie Maxwell shape you into who you are today? Your accomplishments and challenges could serve as an inspiration to fellow alumni, as well as children and families currently in our care. We also want to make sure we have your current contact information so we can continue to stay connected.