Having been homeless for the past two months, Family & Children’s Services has been the one light in my life that gives me hope of turning my life around in a positive way. It hasn’t been easy since turning 18 and having to fend for myself. If services such as the ones provided by F&CS didn’t exist, I would not have hope, a reason to change or a reason to keep fighting for a better life. Family & Children’s Services reaches out to assist other mentally ill homeless individuals like myself. They offer mental health care, substance abuse treatment and resources to housing and other community outreach programs. I am thankful to be alive and Family & Children’s Services has helped makes sure I stay that way.