My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Making A Way Housing Inc, Atlanta, GA, USA
My name is Chantaye McLaughlin. Making A Way Housing (MAWH) has helped me on a numerous occasion. 10 years ago, the Mental Illness Diversion Courts brought me to MAWH. I have Bipolar II Disorder and when it goes unchecked it leads to psychosis, then to schizoaffective then to schizophrenia. MAWH accepts mild mental health. With having a diagnosis of schizophrenia, MAWH was the only program that would take me. I'm the person that walks the streets talking to myself when I am in a mental health episode. The staff saved my life. I had one person who told me "You said you want to see your son, if you sign this paper saying that you will take your medicine, then you will be able to see your son." I began taking my medication. The only thing that I could do was drink coffee and sing really loud and change my clothes and hair 7 times a day. I had a staff of loving and caring people who made sure that I did not cause harm to myself and that no one was taking advantage of me physically or sexually. I have a Journalism degree however, I could hardly read when I first got to the property. The words would be blurry on the page. I was able to start back writing and reading clearly while at MAWH. I was able to get a job and to get my son back. None of that would have been possible without MAWH and its staff.