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Jim Hunt

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Review for New Foundation Center, Inc, Northfield, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Twelve years ago my wife and I were desperate. Our son was diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenia. We didn't know which way to turn and then we heard about the New Foundation Center (formerly WilPower). We told Wendy who eventually became our son's case worker that we could never get our son to go to NFC for guidance. Wendy said, "no problem, I'll get him to come. She went where he was living and the rest is history." "Dave" has had his ups and downs but NFC was the best thing that ever happened to him. He now lives in his own apartment, still goes regularly to NFC for guidance, even makes a little extra money over and above the monthly SSI money he receives. The stress on our family is far less because of NFC.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have not only experienced the results referred to above, but have seen how many other mentally ill adults and their familes have benefit at NFC.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Involve even more people in serving as volunteers. If we had the funds expand our agency and publicize that help is available for mentally ill adults. We are stretched to the limit now.

Role:  Board Member & My wife and I have been active as volunteers at NFC and I am on the board. .