“My brother has been at the Center for Living and Learning for less than a year and it has made a big difference for him. His levels of anxiety have reduced and he has psychosis much less often. His general health has improved, including losing weight while on antipsychotic medication –wow. His relationships with his family and friends have improved – he remembers birthdays and shows interest in empathy in our lives.
CLLN has been an advocate for my brother in ways that only family has been for him in the past. They have worked on getting him on the most effective mental health medicines for him and stay in close communication with his doctors. He is talking about quitting smoking and is in a smoking cessation class. They have addressed his physical health needs compassionately and proactively.
My brother has noticed a huge change for himself. He loves the activities that CLLN offers, including the work. He tells me is he very good at assembling and farming. CLLN has encouraged him in his personal interests such as photography. It’s wonderful to hear him be so positive about his future, something we have not heard in a long time.
My brother has been through many different programs and this is the only one he has asked to stay at for the rest of his life. He has specific goals about the future that he can talk about. He plans on getting a job and moving into the supportive housing. He likes the country setting and the work outside in the garden.” – Ruth