A warm and energetic woman in her mid-50’s, Anne has seen more than her share of hard times and trauma, including homelessness. She had been living in another person’s car in a parking garage and her health was deteriorating.
Last year, Anne was referred to The Village by the County’s Department of Mental Health so that she could access our comprehensive, community-based services for adults who need intensive therapy and support.
Upon meeting Anne, The Village’s Full-Service Partnership program team set to work to ensure that she received the full-range of services she needed to address her immediate and longer-term challenges. Our therapists and case managers worked tirelessly to provide life-changing support, including helping her search for a safe and permanent place to live.
“Anne remained resourceful and proactive. You could see there was a strong motivation to help herself and to find a permanent home,” said Elizabeth Ortiz, Intensive Care Coordinator.
Recently, good news arrived! Anne moved into her own one-bedroom apartment. And, through the generosity of a Village donor who wanted to help, she received a new bedroom set, sofa, lamps and a refrigerator to furnish her new home.
“If it wasn’t for The Village, I would not have an apartment of my own,” said Anne. “Now I can focus on making it to all of my medical appointments and getting better.”
Adults who are enrolled in The Village’s Full-Service Partnership Program have access to therapy, case management, and medication support services. Through the program, individuals like Anne also receive help with securing housing, employment, education, and substance abuse treatment.