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SPOKANE, Wash. -  Trevor Brace is 1 of only 2 male house parents at the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. 

"With babies, I don't have that magic touch," he explained.  "My magic touch is letting kids be themselves, and jump all over me." 

Being outnumbered by a whole lot of ladies doesn't phase Trevor.  He explained that children who are raised by their dad's really latch on to him. 

"Males have that presence...of safety...[kids feel like I am] ready to protect them...no matter what." 

As house parent, Trevor is technically responsibly for laundry, the kitchen, and making sure the kids are ready for their parents to pick them up at the end of the day, but his passion and energy are what make him a vital member of the team. 

"Teaching another young man how to do stuff, and getting something out of it is awesome," he said. 

And while these kids are lucky to be cared for by someone like Trevor, he feels he is just as lucky to be working there. 

"It's so vital," explained Trevor.  "It's such a breath of fresh air, to know kids are safe, and know kids are being cared for...Spokane is very blessed to have...this group to serve the kids." 
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