“The TLP also helped me with my homework I got good grades and kept them up. I learned a lot of skills like problem solving, speaking up for myself, cooking different types of food, making new friends, there’s no place I would rather be then be at the TLP.”

“I’m more comfortable about myself and I have more self-motivation.”

“I came to FYI saying to myself that it’s just another program and that they are going to teach boring stuff. I realized that I was wrong. FYI is more than just another program, it actually helps you through problems but you have to be willing to do the work.”

“When I first came to FYI I was shy and scared but soon FYI began to grow on me. Now I feel independent for today and the past is behind me and I’m looking toward the future and a better life. Thank you FYI, I now know what I have to do to succeed.”

“When I needed FYI they were right there too catch me when I had fallen. It started with the Shelter. I was welcomed with open arms and friendly faces. They had helped me pick myself up and stand on my feet. They were there for every concern and problem I had. They had helped prepare me for what had waited ahead. When the time had come they had helped me get accepted into their long term residency program down the street called the TLP. They were there even as nervous as I was. They supported me every step of the way. When I had finally gotten accepted they had celebrated with me. As I departed from the shelter and in to the TLP I had no clue was in store for me.  Whatever I had expected was not what I got, a safe haven. Everyone was so friendly and inviting. The atmosphere was safe. They had helped me discover more about myself than I had even known. Taught me valuable life lessons and skills I will keep with me always. As well as have prepared me for adventures yet to come.”