Fall into some great reading with the latest issue of the Vinfen VOICE.
In this issue, we celebrate the great accomplishments of the people we serve and honor the families and staff who have made a difference.
Learn about Rosemarie’s new life and family with her roommate Jane. Thanks to Vinfen’s Shared Living, Rosemarie now has a caring, supportive family. Before, Rosemarie lived alone and rarely left her home. With Jane, Rosemarie now enjoys outings such as concerts and visits with family and friends. Jane also encourages Rosemarie to be more independent and pursue her interest in gardening. “I’m not by myself anymore” said Rosemarie.
You will also learn how individuals we serve are becoming better self-advocates for themselves exercising their right to vote. After completing a Vinfen training on voting, members of Vinfen’s Metro Boston Self-Advocacy group were ready to make their voices heard in the Massachusetts primary election. One member, Donald, voted for the first time.
Last but not least, we are excited to introduce one of our new Director of Recovery Services Adam Whitney with his first “In My Own Voice” column. Adam writes how the growing number of peer roles has help shift the norm for people to feel comfortable in disclosing their psychiatric conditions.
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