The group home run by Women in Transition (WIT) is called the Halfway House, and last year 21 women received services there. “Alice” is one example of a person who has made progress.
After living in another group home for several years, Alice has been with WIT for nine months. During this time she has increased her volunteer work to four days a week and has learned basic meal preparation.
Ask Alice what she has accomplished in this period of time and her answer is, “I made a friend.” Friendships are important for all people–and no less significant for persons with a severe and persistent mental illness. Sometimes it is those friendships that are the key to better mental health.