“The experience overall has been good, I am a recovering alcoholic and recovering addict and I have a lot of issues going on from my past and it had actually been a long time since I had my own place. Working with SSHP has given me an opportunity to have a roof over my head, gain some independence, and get back into the swing of things and back on a normal level. It’s been a pretty good experience. I was trying to overcome a lot of obstacles in the past 3-5 years and this program has allowed me to do that. In terms of housing in Springfield, your options are limited, but I continue to put one foot in front of the other. Nowadays I do what is required to maintain what I’ve got over the past couple of years.”~ Participant in ADAP Program. March 2021

“Before getting connected with a Case Manager, we spent 6 months homeless in motels. At SSHP it was an easy and smooth process you benefit from. If I need anything my Case Manager is right here.” ~ Participant in HOP Program. September of 2020

“I was in a motel before Reach Up referred me to SSHP. The process was great, I was able to stay longer than 3 months due to health and COVID and the Case Manager was great with the kids. They helped me get a voucher for Windham County due to low vacancies in Windsor County… I just want to be financially stable and have a place for my children.”~ Participant in the SSHP Pilot Program. October of 2020

“Before I came into this program, I was stuck; only dreaming of getting out of the addict’s lifestyle, and going nowhere. Today, instead of feeling numb and then guilty of my choices, I am accepting change and actually setting and achieving my goals. Bottom line: I’m grateful to have this opportunity with SSHP and DOC and the accountability they provide.” ~ Participant in the DOC/SSHP transitional housing program. March of 2019


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