Challenges: With an absentee mother and a father out of the picture, Marcus grew up on his own. He became involved in local gangs, sold and used drugs, participated in other illegal activities and was two years behind in school. Intervention: Giving Marcus a stable environment and family life, the Flowers' opened their home to Marcus. He began attending church and school, and he left his life of crime and drugs behind him. Success: Today, Marcus is off probation with the juvenile justice system. He has had no law violations since his time with the Flowers' and is pursing a job in trade with Job Corps.