I was listening to Valerie talk about a neighbor just now. Apparently he was in another housing program before CitySquare and he got kicked out for “behavioral” issues ( alcoholic) . We took him in and he was unsteady with us for quite a while.
Now he is sober and brought everyone handmade art work that says “Merry Christmas” and “Happy New Year.”
Valerie asked him why he thought he was so successful and he said, “Because you guys are not on me all the time. My last case manager at __________ was always waiting for me to mess up. It was like they expected me to fail.”
We have 3 other neighbors that I know of, in our housing program right now, Eddie [a really challenging gentleman!] being one, that were terminated from other “Housing First” programs and are now successful with us.
I love this stuff!
Thank you,Lisa Ciminelli, LCSW-S
Assistant Vice President of Neighbor Support Services
1610 S. Malcolm X Blvd., Building #101
Dallas, Texas 75226