Junior came to the children’s home in 2021 at age 9. He witnessed multiple traumatic events in his young life. His father physically abused his mother in his presence. His father was then killed right in front of him. Junior was placed with us due to his mother’s inability to care for him, because of her mental health. The amount and level of trauma in his young life is hard to imagine or believe.

Junior is now 10 years old and is a sweet and loving boy, he just exudes joy! He is on grade-level at school, with some help from tutors at the home. Junior loves being at the children’s home, he enjoys the feeling of security and love he receives. After such a hard start to life, we feel so hopeful for his future!

$30.00 / month

Melissa Schol

Melissa is originally from Ocala, FL and after moving around Florida, Georgia & North Carolina, she has settled back in Ocala. Melissa went to the College of Central Florida and has pursued a life of service in various administrative, customer service and marketing roles. She has now settled into her dream role as the Communications Director for Advocates of Love.

Melissa was on the state board of the Florida Foster and Adoptive Parent Association while serving 4 years as a foster and then adoptive mom. She has two adopted daughters, Kenzi and Shyne, who keep her busy. Melissa also serves in her local church. 

You can reach Melissa via email: melissa@advocatesoflove.org.