Natasha's Story

"My name is Natasha Strange. Before entering Continuum’s Crisis and Respite Program, I was mentally and physically homeless. I relocated from Mt. Vernon, NY where I had destroyed everything and everyone I loved – especially the love from my children. I was also addicted to alcohol.

There were many turning points in my life. But the most significant one was when I made the decision to surrender to God -- the best decision I ever made in my life. It felt as if a big weight had been lifted off of me. And I did this while residing at Continuum’s Crisis and Respite Program.

I am here to tell you today that I am a survivor. By keeping my faith in God and accepting him as my Lord and Savior, my life crisis started to turn around in a positive manner.

Now my children’s love for me is growing. Alcohol is not a crutch in my life anymore. I have my own apartment that I love dearly. I also attend college online at Mid-America Christian University to obtain my Bachelor’s in Ministry, with a 4.0 GPA. 

I am not saying that I don’t struggle. But I am here to tell you that through the grace of God and prayer all things are possible. Keep the faith! Thank you, Continuum Crisis and Respite Program, for allowing me to find me."

Won't you consider helping us change the life of a person like Natasha?
 

 

How Your Donation Can Help Someone Like Natasha:

  • $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.