This is a first! You can’t imagine my delight when last week we received a note from a neighbor complimenting us on some recent work we had done on one of residential homes – and wanted a referral to the contractor (which is not a contractor, but our phenomenal facilities department). Not everyone is comfortable having a “group home” in their neighborhood but our maintenance team provides fantastic support to ensure that we keep up appearances. We work hard to be good neighbors. Our homes provide a safe, comfortable environment for people with mental illness, cognitive disabilities and head injury while they make connections and build confidence for living well in the community. What a great success to have moved from an attitude of “not in my backyard” to fitting right in and being the house that others want to emulate!
~Elizabeth Whitney, Associate Division Director for Clinical Services, Community Living Services Division