Your Dollars at Work:

  • A woman from Acton who has been struggling with alcohol addiction asks a family member to take her to a rehab facility where she is welcomed with respect.
  • An Acton mother calls a hotline desperately seeking a therapist for her daughter who suffers from anorexia. The coordinator connects her with a list of eating disorder specialists.
  • A Valentine’s Day dance is enjoyed by 20 and 30 year-olds with developmental disabilities in Acton.
  • A ten-year-old with Autism attends a recreation program during vacation for needed structure allowing his single mother to work.
  • An Acton woman with mental illness is now living on her own for the first time. She is stable on medication, comes to regular therapy and is an active member at Elmbrook Place, a social and vocational program run by Eliot for adults with mental illness. It has been her participation in her own recovery that has enabled her to become confident and competent again. She is now on the board of directors of the Coalition of Clubhouses and has represented the local Massachusetts Chapter at international conferences. This is something she never dreamed she’d be able to accomplish.

 

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