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Our Stories

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Each person we partner with has a unique perspective, personality and story. The following success stories are what keep us going. Learn more about a few of the individuals we serve and stay tuned as we add new stories monthly!

Meet Some of Our Heroes

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Staff Spotlight: Mariame Kounta

We’re so proud!

William
WILLIAM

William faced a serious loss this year when his friend and roommate passed. He coped as best as he could and fought to stay positive. William is known for his caring heart, which staff say helped make the process a little easier. He has since adjusted to a new roommate and faced these many changes […]

Friede
FREIDA

Freida loves to travel, despite an earlier reluctance to leave home. In an effort to escape that fear, she began going to local concerts. She continued branching out, visiting Mystic Aquarium, Boston, Salem, and Saratoga, where she loved watching the horses race. But the biggest surprise of all was her trip to New York City […]

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EDWARD

Striking up success

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Becky

A self-advocate

Lorraine
LORRAINE

Lorraine faced the difficult challenge of getting her weight under control. She joined a gym and started cooking at home using healthier recipes. At the same time, she supported her boyfriend, Jim, who was on his own weight loss journey. Her hard work paid off, and Lorraine lost 30 pounds–but she’s not done yet! Lorraine […]

John
JOHN

A quest to health

Josh
JOSHUA

Taking on a lot!

Annette
ANNETTE

keeping that frown upside down This past year presented some difficult challenges for Annette, but she ultimately demonstrated just how strong she is. She faced serious health issues which lead to a 7 hour surgery and multiple treatments. Through it all, she followed her doctor’s orders and maintained her upbeat attitude. She returned to work, […]

Jason-Smith
JASON

striving for health Jason suffered a serious stroke earlier this year that resulted in the loss of his ability to walk and talk, and affected his vision. Jason refused to be held down, however, and put all his effort into his therapy. After three months of hard work, he improved dramatically and has regained the […]

Debbie
DEBBIE

Still dancing!

Lynette
LYNETTE

Lynette knows how important it is to have good dental health, but had struggled with dental damage for years. It was a trying process and took a lot of dental visits but Lynette persevered through the rigorous treatment, changed her diet, and today she is smiling ear to ear!  

Diane-Berry
DIANE

Diane had a very serious health challenge this past year and met it with strength and a positive attitude. She underwent a grueling series of treatments and still insisted on going to work every day with a smile on her face. During this time, she decided to participate in a charity walk and raised over […]