When Alice first joined the Collegeview Program, she faced many challenges and barriers to her recovery. She was consumed in grief after losing both her grandparents, and felt hopeless each day. The Collegeview team never gave up on her, especially Monique (Supportive Housing Worker) who eventually was able to engage with Alice in conversation and social activity. This is Alice’s inspiring recovery story:
Chris said that there are two types of people in the world: “takers and givers.” One of the goals he set for himself after joining the Collegeview Program was to be a giver! And give he does! Amongst several volunteering positions, Chris helps out at the YMCA and leads a Cocaine Annonymous Support Group at a jail he visits once a month. Heather McKay (Registered Nurse-Case Manager, Collegeview, Cota) says that “Chris is one of the most motivated people.” Chris said a few times,
He often references his mentor, Father Paul Sharboneau (Brentwood, Windsor) who gave so much to Chris and the surrounding community. Chris talks about Brain Injury Stigma, and how important it is to be aware.
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