HOME HELP: Genesis Boswell hugs her eldest daughter Cypress-Lee, 4, in the kitchen of their Masterton home, from where she has been helping about a dozen teens in a formative support scheme called Stand Up. PHOTO/NATHAN CROMBIE
Zealand – A young mother rescued from a gang family has in turn reached out to a Masterton teenager she found living in a laundry and launched a support scheme for other struggling teens in the town.
Solo mother-of-two Genesis Boswell opened her Masterton home to the 17-year-old, who declined to be named, to help him escape the $150-a-week outhouse laundry he had shared for several months with cats that had over-run the property.
She said the mother of the young man had been jailed, his father was absent, and his plight had been outlined to her about a month ago by one of almost dozen teens who…
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