Distinctly Montana Magazine

Winter 2011

Distinctly Montana Magazine

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Two years ago, Slone found himself in trouble and was placed into a cor- rectional facility. Slone’s childhood had been chaotic and filled with instability as his mother, a hard-working single mom, tried her best to raise him and his brother. However, stints of homelessness and temporary living arrangements resulted in Slone experimenting with drugs and eventually failing in school. After successfully completing his correctional program, Slone was placed into the Youth Homes’ Shirley Miller Attention Home for four months. During this time, Slone thought a lot about what his life had been like up to this point, and what he would like to do in the fu- ture. When it came time to discuss the options www.distinctlymontana.com 81 Plant of Missoula Youth hoMes seeds change d e e

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