Sheila George Receives The 2014 Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award
Founder and Executive Director of East Palo Alto Teen Home, Inc.
Silicon Valley Business Journal
April 4, 2014, 8:05am PDT
After Sheila George's son was murdered in 1988, she was determined to keep other youth
from sharing that fate and opened her home to at-risk teenage girls in crisis.
By 1992, she opened the East Palo Alto Teen Home as a group home for female teens and teenage mothers in San Mateo County. The group home was the first of its kind in East Palo Alto. It provides support services, education and life skills to teenage girls from Child Protective Services and Juvenile Detention Centers from various counties.
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