Continuum of Care, Inc.’s mission is to enable people who are challenged with mental illness, intellectual disability, and/or co-occurring substance use disorder, to rebuild a meaningful life and thrive in the community.
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.
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?