My name is Joe Rinella, I just wanted to thank Michele and Madison for placing me at the Craigh Leigh House. Not only are the clients very nice, but the people there treat me like my own family and my family relationships have improved since I have moved there. Thank you very much Michele and Madison for making this experience a positive one.
Ever since I met Michele and started working with her, we hit it off. I feel like we have common ground and she is so nice to me. I feel like I can tell her anything and she helps me when I tell her my problems and troubles.
Before living in the Craigh Leigh house, I used to live with my family. When I wanted to be more independent and improve my relationship with my family, Michele helped me move into one of the Madison houses. Now I am so happy to be living there, and working as a team with the others there to do chores and we also respect one another.
I think that I am a success story because I have been out of the hospital for 3 years. Although there is a lot of stigma about schizophrenia, I don’t see it as a label anymore. Instead, I tell people to focus on positive traits like being a kind and hardworking person, because people with this condition still deserve to show their talents and work hard.
I want to end this with a message that happiness and health go a long way, one is useless without the other. Never give up hope because there’s always light at the end of the tunnel.