FY2016 Annual Letter
WE OFTEN HEAR THAT A SIMPLE LIFE IS A GOOD LIFE.
For the individuals and families we serve, life is anything but simple as they overcome obstacles inherent with mental illness, homelessness and related issues such as substance use and complex medical conditions. Our goal is to help make life as uncomplicated as possible as we engage individuals in our services and assist them in moving past the obstacles by promoting positive change, introducing opportunities and supporting them in reaching life goals.
As you’ll read further, Alease and David found each other while working on their own recovery. They discovered sometimes life is easier when you support each other in life as partners. They have found the simple life in a home of their own through Prologue. Marvin thanks Prologue for giving him the freedom to grow. He found his simple life in obtaining a job and gaining satisfaction from earning an income.
At times, we work very hard to support families through difficult times and as in Tiffany’s situation, although permanent housing was secured, life remains very complicated. And yet, a positive outlook like Zenaida’s can inspire hope in others. A circle of friends, like those attending One Voice can make a difference in recovery from substance use. Peer support simply works!
The work that happens “behind the scenes” is critical to the success of our mission. Anthony and Nikki are two Prologue employees that keep things moving so people can obtain housing as swiftly as possible. Nikki says, “you can’t do life without a home.” Anthony and Nikki share the belief that if you receive housing rst you have a home base for working on other life issues.
Life was not simple at Irvine Nature Center for our annual fundraiser, “Bee Inspired.” In spite of the snow on that April 9th evening, we were inspired by an enthusiastic group that braved the storm to attend the festivities and support our mission. We thank our sponsors, silent auction donors and those that attended. We are so thankful for the generosity of others throughout the year. We simply couldn’t do it without you!
Here’s to a simple life.
Kenneth Tabler, Chairman of the Board and Sendy Rommel, President & CEO