My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for New Foundation Center, Inc, Northfield, IL, USA
My son was diagnosed with a severe chronic mental illness in 1999. He was in a State Approved School when I received a call about possible graduation. I said no and had numerous interviews in April 2001 to find an alternative program. I first learned about New Foundation Center (formerly Wilpower) in April 2001 when I interviewed, was impressed by their program and put my son on the waiting list. With Counsel's help we received approval for a residential program until he aged out of school services in 2003.
In 2004 my son was placed in a setting that was not appropriate for the care that was needed at the time. With the help of a great advocate and professional working with and for people with mental illness, Jay was most helpful in recommending transferring my son to an Intermediate Care Facility. I had interviewed there in April 2001 as well. This program works specifically for those with mental health needs. With past records and proper care , the team was able to get state approval for New Foundation Center in April 2007.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
My son has been in many programs, and one thing I have learned on this long journey is that sometimes people have their own agenda. The agenda for the team at NFC working with my son is to provide a chance for recovery and allow him to have his medical, financial, and appropriate housing needs meet in a safe environment. Thank you to all on the New Foundation Center Team.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
continue to pass the word on about the great work New Foundation Center is doing and within our networks, work to stop funding cuts to programs like this that are one of the most valuable assets within our community.