Some people might not know this, but TLC is not only located in one place; they also surprised me when I was preparing to move back home after my recovery. They didn’t want to discharge me from the pro- gram until a plan was made regarding my transition to a safe living environment. A specific memory that I can clearly recall was when the manager Markos and four of his staff accompanied me to go to my house in Poplarfield, Manitoba. They drove 2 1⁄2 hours out of the city in order to assess my home to fit my needs. They did a remarkable job cleaning and making the necessary rearrangements of my furniture and other personal belongings. I cannot express how touched I was and still am to know that these people went beyond their call of duty to give me the support I needed to make my transition to go back home as safe and comfortably as it could be.
The work did not stop there either. Their commitment to the participants who are currently still in their program and to those who have already completed their program
are not forgotten. It has been over five years since I was discharged. They do not get paid and are not obligated to provide me further support. However, I still receive assistance in some areas. I still need to make sure my medications are up to date and that I receive them accordingly and TLC helps me to do that.
The staff make time to meet with me and touch base on how my life is going, living independently back at home. They are not only my support team but they are my extended family and friends. Without them, I could not have been able to succeed in the areas that I worked on.