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A Reason To Push Forward

When Mary found herself sleeping in bushes in Rockford, hundreds of miles from home, she reached out to an Alexian Brothers psychiatrist who had previously treated her for bipolar disorder. He found her a spot in the Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health Sy and Anne Okner Transitional Living Program.

Mary has been in the program for two years, and is now dreaming of an apartment of her own. “This is a wonderful program, with positive feedback from instructors, the warmth of a home, a bed, independent living,” Mary said. “I can’t tell you how much it has helped me. I really, really want to thank Alexian Brothers for all their help.” 

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