Elizabeth, 27, was homeless for 8 months in Fort Worth before learning about MHMR and its clinical and homeless programs.
She learned about MHMR’s services while in crisis.
“Without MHMR, I don’t know where I’d be,” she said.
Elizabeth said that MHMR got her the counseling and medicine she needed.
Then she joined 23 others at the Slate Street Community Living Training Center where they participated this spring in an eight-week program for homeless clients of MHMR who receive training on how to live independently. Training includes how to clean, cook and budget.
“Now I’m Elizabeth and I’m living life,” she said. “I’m not living on the edge.
County Commissioner Roy Brooks congratulated all of the graduates during the celebration, during which each person received a certificate and a gift basket, literally in a laundry basket with some essentials to get them started in their new home.
“A home is the basis of community,” Brooks said. “This training course gets you ready for your place in what we call community I stand in awe of each of you. You have achieved a great thing today.”