My name is Gloria Garcia I would like to share with you how my life has changed once I made one phone call to Time For Change Foundation and asked for help. I have struggled half my adult life with drugs and alcohol ended up losing custody of my daughter after going to jail for domestic violence. I was filled with guilt and shame for losing my sobriety, custody of daughter, job, and home. I felt worthless and hopeless and lost myself once again to drugs and alcohol and to abusive relationships. I entered residential treatment in January 2017. I called TFCF and asked for help. I transitioned from treatment into TFCF homeless shelter which is teaching me humility, structure, coping skills, treatment services, empowerment, and also self sufficiency. I have visits with my daughter on weekends and I am working towards reunification . Today I am grateful for my sobriety my bed at TFCF and all the groups and services available to me here at TFCF. I am employed today and working towards goals that I can achieve with all the support from my family and TFCF. I would like to Thank TFCF for giving me another chance when no one else would.
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I have been at Time for Change Foundation for 11 months now. I came to Time for Change because I was a broken, homeless, alcoholic, single mother of four who was ready for a change in my life. I started off at Sweet Dreams which is a beautiful home in a good neighborhood for women with children. The program has a no man policy so I had to leave my oldest son with my mother till I got on my feet. So I stayed there for four months doing everything that I was told to do and it paid off. On November 4, 2016 I was surprised with my own two bedroom full furnished apartment through the Homes of Hope program. The following day Time for Change reunited me with my son bringing him to me. I now have a job and am also a part-time student in college. I also have a savings account that I build up monthly thanks to Time for Change Foundation. Time for Change is a heaven sent program and I am so humbly grateful for everything they have done and are still doing for me.
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My name is Stacy, I've been a client here at Time for Change Foundation for going on 7 months. Before I came to Time for Change I was drug addicted, homeless and was stuck in a abusive relationship. CPS had removed my 2 kids from me. I felt hopeless, I was homeless so I felt the only way to survive on the streets was to keep getting high. I knew I couldn't get sober if I had nowhere to stay sober at, drugs were all around me. After my kids were taken I didn't see or speak to them for a whole year. This went on for years, finally I couldn't take the abuse anymore and I wanted out of the lifestyle, I was broken and ashamed of myself and lost. I went to Cedar House to get clean, my kids were on the verge of being adopted and even with me going to Cedar House they told me I was too late and they were still going to continue with terminating my services and adopting my kids out. Upon completing my program at Cedar House I heard about Time for Change so I called and got a phone interview and was set up with a client empowerment counsel. I just knew right when I stepped foot in the doors that this is where God wanted me to be. I came into Time for Change on October 24, 2016 and at that time I had a one-week supervised visit with my two children. The case managers and the other women here encouraged me every day to keep fighting. Once my CPS worker seen I had stable housing and a place to bring my kids to, I started receiving unsupervised visits then weekend visits. As of April 10, 2017 my kids have been returned home to me for good! Time for Change gave me a chance to completely change my life, they encouraged me and helped me along the way. I was able to build a savings, I now work, we have a stable home and my daughter is receiving awards at school. I got my life back coming to Time for Change!
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My name is Sereeta I've been at Time for Change for almost 2 months. Since I have been here I have gotten a stable place to live, I have gotten overnights with my son, soon to get get him back for good, I've gotten support with my mental health as well as my drug addiction. Time for Change has given me hope to be stable, drug free, and
a proud mother for my children. They have given me hope to be self-sufficient and stable. Anybody can do it but you have to be willing to change and I am willing because I love my kids. I'm so thankful to Time for Change.
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First off I know that funding is not going where it is suppose to they said they would help me pay for a room since I was disabled that was a week and a day ago then I called had to g t then notice to move I did not have choice owner was selling house and that was this past Monday then they made me get a lease so I went to a man that offered me his back house but nack house needs electricity fixed and other stuff then I could move in July 1,2017 then I called everyday after just to be told rules have changed and looking in there website and flyer it says different so they turned me down. That tells me that they took funding and is misleading people. And I used all my money for my prescription and doctor co pay because I have chronic lupus and diabetes as well as other diseases that are making me ill. I'm photo sensitive to the sun and they sun has knocked me to the ground all week and I got ill. I know about funding and it'sad when nonprofits use money that they don't need it on yet I still got referred to then today may 26,2017. It saddens me cause I could use my church to get grants and do what I'm suppose to but I'm not established out in the high desert yet. I hope god will take me there hearts where they are suppose to do as they say and not lie about its resources
I came to time for Change out of Gibson house still very much lost and broken. Time for changed open their doors to me with the opportunity to find myself again, to regain custody of my daughter and to help me be independent once again. I am very grateful for this blessing god and Ms. Carter has given me. I have only been in this program one month but in that one month I am becoming more confident in myself. Thank You time for Change for helping me get my life back.
THIS PLACE REALLY CHANGES LIVES. I CAME IN TO THIS PROGRAM ON AUG 26 2015. I CAME IN HERE BROKEN, ALONE AND IN PIECES. TIME FOR CHANGE HAS GIVEN ME THE TOOLS TO PUT MYSELF TOGETHER AND LEARN TO LOVE MYSELF.THEY HELPED ME GET MY KIDS BACK AND TAUGHT ME HOW TO BE THE BEST MOTHER I CAN BE. IM TRULY GRATEFUL TO BE HERE.
working with time for change was such a blessing. got to work with wonderful people and be apart of an awesome team. cant wait to do it it again. got to experience what civic engagement really is. it wasn't just a job, cuz i learned a lot through this expierence.
Let me begin by stating my experiences of homelessness being a scary place .
feeling hopeless ,unworthy and condemn. Broken shattered in many pieces uncertain of my future . "TFCF" gives you back your life piece by piece they help you repair the brokenness you attain along the way . by providing a safe place to rest your self in the comfort of a warm and safe bed . "TFCF" aids you in the way of trusting again , by assisting in Group Sessions , by listening to your new found sisters life struggles . it becomes clear just how close you really are . "TFCF" aids you in Mental Health ,Physical Health and Spirital Health. helping you to fully embrace Self Suffiency .
I AM SO THANKFUL FOR "TIME FOR CHANGE FOUNDATION
"TFCF" inspired me to write this peom
: TIME FOR CHANGE FOUNDATION
well if it time for a change ,
no longer can I stay the same .
We must move on we must give
birth and be reborn .
Changing our passed , pushing forth
the future and what it holds ,
No more lame excuses it time to ,
grow up and become bold .
Showing the way to those who ,
come behind us , and not those who try to bind us .
Am I worthy , can it be , that anyone can possibly love me ,
Will I live to see , all that I can be
My KINDA ME
It's going on a year i been here words cant explain how wonderful my life has turn around . I got my own apartment my kids get perfect attendance every month. I got my first and honest job here at time for Change Foundation it feel so good to be apart of something great.