He Sounded Like a Different Person


I got the most amazing phone call from a former client.  This young man has had very serious and apparently unmanageable mental health and addiction issues since the day we first met him.  Our history with him has mainly been a series of hospitalizations.  He has never been able to carry on a “normal” conversation due to the severity of his schizophrenia and crack use.  If someone said hello to this young man, he was more likely to stare blankly or hide in a corner than to return the greeting. 

This time when I talked to him, he sounded like a completely different person.  He initiated the conversation; he was sociable, quick-witted, interested in what was going on at Covenant House, and an unexpectedly clever story-teller.  He reported that he was six weeks clean and sober, taking his medication, connected with a mental health worker, and living in a supported living arrangement.  He said that he wanted to thank us for all we’d done for him.  He said the Covenant House staff had always been supportive and had always been there for him.

Congratulations to this young man for turning his life around and best wishes as he continues his journey.


I got the most amazing phone call from a former client.  This young man has had very serious and apparently unmanageable mental health and addiction issues since the day we first met him.  Our history with him has mainly been a series of hospitalizations.  He has never been able to carry on a “normal” conversation due to the severity of his schizophrenia and crack use.  If someone said hello to this young man, he was more likely to stare blankly or hide in a corner than to return the greeting. 

This time when I talked to him, he sounded like a completely different person.  He initiated the conversation; he was sociable, quick-witted, interested in what was going on at Covenant House, and an unexpectedly clever story-teller.  He reported that he was six weeks clean and sober, taking his medication, connected with a mental health worker, and living in a supported living arrangement.  He said that he wanted to thank us for all we’d done for him.  He said the Covenant House staff had always been supportive and had always been there for him.

Congratulations to this young man for turning his life around and best wishes as he continues his journey.