I have a client, Donna Rogers, who has been successfully housed with HB since 2014. Prior to housing, Donna was constantly getting arrested, going to jail and the hospital, mainly for reasons related to substance use. Donna was also receiving intensive mental health services, as she was not stable.
Over the last 7 years she has been arrested once and has not used any substances in several years (even quit smoking). Donna now has income as she was awarded disability benefits several years ago and has a vehicle which has allowed her to become increasingly more independent. Donna no longer requires a mental health provider since she is able to self-regulate without psychotropic medication.
Donna has a lovely 3 bedroom/2 bathroom trailer in the country and is on her way to graduating from the program.