Harvey E. Najim Hope Center opening at Children’s Shelter_credit Iris Dimmick04

Blue Hess rolled up his sleeve to show me his arrow tattoo. "Arrows are always pulled back, but they always move forward," he said. "I've always had that attitude to never look back, to keep moving forward, to keep trying to better myself. I thank God everyday for my adopted parents." Photo by Iris Dimmick.

Blue Hess rolled up his sleeve to show me his arrow tattoo. “Arrows are always pulled back, but they always move forward,” he said. “I’ve always had that attitude to never look back, to keep moving forward, to keep trying to better myself. I thank God everyday for my adopted parents.” Photo by Iris Dimmick.

during the grand opening of the Children’s Shelter’s Harvey E. Najim Hope Center on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Photo by Iris Dimmick.