My Name is Moises

Growing up, I was pretty much a lost soul, living my life with undiagnosed mental illness.  As an adult, I traveled a dark and dreary path challenged by my untreated mental illness and self-medicating addictions.  There seemed to be no way out of the downward spiral I was riding.  It took me to homelessness, jail, and back again.  I had no hope for a different existence.

At the age of 48, I was released to a re-entry program.  I was blessed to have a case manager who believed in me.  She pursued and advocated for me and eventually got me into Continuum’s Crisis program.  That was my turning point – the beginning of a new life.  With help, I worked very hard toward my recovery.  Although the first year was not easy, I had support and structure that I wasn’t used to. Yet, this was just what I needed in order to stabilize and put my life together. The second year transformed me. I started to meet this new person I had never known, MYSELF. I went from a lost soul to a hopeful and positive, outgoing, funny, caring and loving individual.

Proud graduate of Advocacy Unlimited's Recovery University

My life now is as if I am born again, a second chance at a life with purpose and meaning. I have solid goals today. I’ve been hired by the same people that helped save me from a life of misery and despair. Today, I

work at Continuum of Care as a Recovery Support Specialist. I love going to work! I help other human beings going through distress similar to what I had gone through most of my life. I give them hope, compassion, and love. Today, I have my own apartment, I work and am going to college so that I can learn more skills and gain additional credentials to help others.

Thank you Continuum of Care and your supporters for all you have done for me. 

Won’t you consider helping someone like Moises to rebuild a life with purpose and meaning?

 

 

How Your Donation Can Help Someone Like Moises:

  • $500 Can pay the security deposit for someone transitioning out of homelessness into an apartment
  • $250 Can purchase furniture for a new apartment
  • $200 Purchases a “New Home Basket” with kitchen, bathroom, and cleaning essentials
  • $150 Can buy basic items not covered by medical insurance, like eyeglasses and dentures
  • $100 Helps pay heat, electric, and water bills
  • $50 Can provide necessities like clothes, underwear, socks, and duffle bags
  • $40 Helps pay for a month’s worth of daily bus passes for travel to appointments or a job
  • $25 Can pay for groceries
  • Other All donations directly benefit those who are in our care or are transitioning out to their own apartment

Other Ways You Can Help:

  • $5,000  You can “Adopt a Group Home” operated by Continuum. (Continuum operates 44 group homes in Connecticut, helping individuals to stabilize and live in the community. Just like any home, upkeep and maintenance are ongoing demands.)
  • $2,000  You can help improve the critical health conditions faced by those with serious mental illness by supporting Continuum's Health and Wellness Department.

Continuum of Care, Inc. provides comprehensive, community based housing and support services, crisis, case management, in-home healthcare, peer mentoring, and outpatient clinical care for adults with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities.The Agency touches the lives of more than 2,400 individuals annually throughout Connecticut.