TURN YOUR LIFE AROUND (TYLA ) INC
February 11, 2011
I work in a half way house where often inmates arrive with nothing more than what they are wearing, most have lost contact with friends and some come to us from other states and do not have any familiy close by or do not have any money and they have to find work withing 15 days of arriving to our program or they risk going back to prison. TYLA has been the place where our clients can go to recovery meetings, they offer peer to peer recovery support groups, they offer clothing giveaway, they offer employment services and job training services, and they offer bus passes also help them obtain birth certificates when needed and they give them 12 step books to the ones who need them, and other miscellaneous needs, but what I really admire of this agency is the integrity and the heart the staff have for all the clients that come into their agency, they greet you with a smile and shake your hand they treat you like you are someone who is an important person, they give our clients 2 bags full of stuff and they invited them to come to the meetings to give them support in their recovery, I take 2 to 4 clients every Tuesday to get clothes females and males and they always treat us with kindness and respect this agency is a small store the treatment section is in the back, when our indigent clients first arrive to our center they are afraid of what they may or may not do right,but knowing that there are people out there who is willing to give them support it does make a difference to them. This agency is truly a great resource of support for those who have nothing material and need to get better so they can take care of their family, they know how to inspire hope they always seem to know when speaking to our clients when to say something and when to just hear them out, they are so humble and helpful you can always tell when someone has real desire to help you and they do
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I see what happends when our clients get a job offer but need to get work boots or need uniform pants and they have no money but if I take them to TYLA and get those things and are able to get the job is when I know how important TYLA is for us.
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