I was homeless, had some serious health issues and got kicked out of the shelter. Some would leave you high and dry. But their commitment is to really stay with you, even when you’re at your worst. She (Thrive staff) actually said to me ‘I won’t give up on you unless you fire me’. If it wasn’t for that one-on-one support, I guess I’d still be in the shelter system or maybe in another bedsitter for a while. Being sober and going through all that crap was terrible. I have some peace and normality in my life now. I needed the kind of place like Thrive, where they work with you in a calm and kind manner and stick with you through the process.