The USFF provides a safe, friendly, and lovely residence for adults with a severe and persistent mental illness. I first came to know this wonderful place when my son went to live there 12 years ago when he was just 19 years old. I was so afraid that he would not like it there because most of the residents were in their 40's and 50's but he found the staff to be so kind and lively that he made a swift adjustment. I'll never forget when I went to visit him after one week because I got such a warm reception from the staff. Previous experiences I had had from other schools and agencies were negative about him but when I went there, they greeted me by saying, "Oh we just love your son, he is such a delight". I have always cherished hearing those words after so many years of not hearing anything good about him. He has lived there off and on for the past 12 years and the USFF has always been a welcoming home for him and others with no-fault brain diseases. I will always supoprt them for the kindness they have shown my son and others.