It’s extremely different. Before I came here I was in a really bad situation, and if I hadn’t come here I would probably still be in it, and it would have been worse. I’m really glad I came here. That God brought me here. I wouldn’t have learned so much. I would probably have thought that God hated me because of things I was going through. And He has helped me so much by being here. I’m still working on stuff, but He helped me with being shy, with having more confidence in myself. At first, I wasn’t open at all to anyone, I kept everything bundled in. But with all these people here, telling me that it’s okay, that they love me…I didn’t really have that. I had so much negativity in my life before I came here. But now I have all this love, nurturing, caring people around me. It’s positive.
— Former Resident