“The program was really helpful as I could afford to live in a comfortable safe place… you have been extremely supportive, caring, as well understanding and I appreciate that you continued to call me and check in even though at times  I didn’t stay in contact maybe as much as I should’ve. With your help…I always feel stronger and better (more confident) about myself. Thank you for everything. McLaren housing program rocks.” G

“I would like to take a moment of your time to thank you for the opportunity to live at 1249 Howe Street.  This did allow me to take a closer look at my lifestyle and make changes with the support of your staff.  I strongly feel that without this last year of residence at McLaren I would not have been able to realize the difficult choices that I had made for myself over the last few years. I am pleased to inform you that now I am back as a positive and productive member of my community, holding a job for the past six months, as well as , I am planning to go school in the field of Art Therapy. I strongly believe that living at McLaren has saved my life.” D

“Recently I suffered a major loss in my life…as a result I sank into deep depression. I arranged a meeting with McLaren’s home support worker. I can’t tell you how much it meant to me in my grief and isolation. She works with me professionally and with compassion. This has become an important part of my self-care. The help I am being given, I believe saved my life. I know I am not the only one feeling benefit and in need of help. As we grow older more needs surface and this link is critical for me and others.” R

“Today things are back on track with my life. I could not have done it by myself. I could not have made it, thank you for knowing what I needed and for saving my life” T

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