DENVER - This week 9News has joined forces with the Tennyson Center for Children to raise money to help kids who could use a break in life. They are the kids who are in the programs at the treatment center. Kids who are learning to control their rage. Many were abused or neglected. All are trying to cope, hoping for a better life.
They have a pretty good chance because of the incredibly dedicated staff. And one staff member knows first hand what these kids are going though.
Denise Robinson was abused herself as a little girl. She also watched her dad abuse her mom. It's why she does what she does.
Denise decided early on she wanted to break the cycle of abuse, and she has in a big way. Denise decided as an adult to get her college degree. Then she got her Masters in social work.
She says the hardest part for the kids, is when it gets dark and they try to sleep. Often, that's when someone came to their room and abused them. It's when the demons come back. Denise says she still has to have a light on when she sleeps, and she always makes sure there is light for the kids at the Tennyson Center. It's what they do there. They provide the light at the end of the tunnel.
For more information or to donate to the Tennyson Center, you can go to their website childabuse.org. To donate $10, you can also text SANTA to 50555. You will get a confirmation text, please reply with yes.
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