Sally Credits Her Job Success to Emerald House

Sally had been a resident of Emerald house, the transition home maintained by MFS for people coping with mental illness and working their way back into community life.  Sally, now living in the community and asked how this MFS program had helped her, said: “Having the staff right there.  That’s the main thing that was helpful. 

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Ruth Recovered Her Life Through In SHAPE

I was suffering from depression, anxiety, and agoraphobia. Starting the In SHAPE program wasn’t easy for me -- having to meet people at a certain time, go to a gym where there were a lot of other people, and discuss myself with a mentor. But my first mentor was a perfect match for me.

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Kids InShape Learn Teamwork at Camp Takodah

This past spring vacation, the Kids InShape program took a group of 12 participants between the ages of 10-16  to Camp Takodah to work on many skills such as team and relationship building, trust, listening and communication, increasing self-esteem, self-regulation and self-control, to name a few. 

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Helping Tony Grow

Tony came to MFS at age 5 as a wild child, in diapers and still drinking out of a bottle.  Therapists worked that summer getting him ready for school and by September he was able to attend elementary school in Keene.

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Finding a Home for Kay

Kay was dealing with depression and was homeless when Melanie Diehl, her caseworker at Monadnock Family Services, entered her life.  Kay was “skittish” at her first meeting with Melanie, but she soon discovered she had an ally in her efforts to right her life. 

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