Of course we are happy to comment on your amazing, life-saving program at TWC. When we brought our 21 year old son to you, each and every person we met was welcoming and caring. We had been struggling with Scott’s problems for 3 years. He has a diagnosed mental health issue, which quickly became a drug problem in the last few months. I called TWC one Wednesday morning, and was immediately given hope when I spoke with Steve. Steve listened to my concerns, talked openly about his struggles, and invited us to visit the facility. We jumped at the invitation and our drive into Burnaby (with my husband and Scott) was really difficult. Scott was adamant that he could not be helped, and he was not going to even talk to anyone there. Through Divine Intervention, our son got out of the car, and walked up the TWC stairs. We were greeted with “hellos” and kind words. When we talked to Steve, we could see Scott relaxing a bit. Then we talked to Jordan, and Scott talked a bit more. By the end of these two conversations, Scott had made a commitment to attend, though he didn’t want to stay that night. We were concerned that he would change his mind by the morning, so Steve suggested they send a driver to pick him up. Loyd arrived at 7 am and Scott went with him. We are so thankful to Steve for his unending commitment to our son and to our family. He is always available to hear our concerns and show Scott his kindness and compassion. Jordan is a confident and energetic young man, who our son respects. We were so grateful that he was able to tell his story at one of the family sessions. It was difficult for him to talk so openly with the families, and it meant a lot to us. Daniel’s story was also very moving, and we see the strength in these men, as they overcome great life obstacles. It gives us such hope for our son. We are also very thankful for Loyd, who drove into TWC one night when Scott was really struggling. He took him out for coffee and then watched a hockey game. Our family sessions have been helpful. Betty is a knowledgeable and no-nonsense woman, who facilitates this program with professional and personal knowledge. These are just examples of the support at TWC. I could say much more, but I was supposed to be brief. The men at TWC are amazing and strong people. Scott is only one month into his recovery, and we continue to be cautiously optimistic, but whatever life holds for our son, we are eternally grateful for your program. We thank the Lord for TWC!
- Jane B, Family Program Participant