Stories of Recovery

Metro clients share their struggles and successes with their mental health.


“Coming to Metropolitan helped save my life.”

Read Angela’s story


“It doesn’t matter what profession you’re in, who you are, we all need some kind of support.”

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“These are still human beings. They need all the help these programs can provide.”

Read James’ story


“I don’t know what we would have done without Metropolitan. The journey was hard at times, but the payoff was real.”

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“My family wasn’t taking my condition seriously. I came here and all that lifted off me. No more running away from things.”

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“My whole life I had bad situations, I never complained. I didn’t know how to deal with all those things in my life.”

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“We need our facilities, we need the help, and we need the support!”

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“I was on the streets for 120 days, washing up in the McDonald’s bathroom. Now I’m warm, safe, secure and got people to talk to.”

Read Doris’ story


“Since I’ve been here, I haven’t thought about hurting myself. I haven’t been in the hospital. I’m here, and I’m making it.”

Antoinette tells her story


“CILA saved my life. I went through a lot here, and now I’m better. I can go on someday and make something of my life.”

Read Mandy’s story