Carelink has helped me with money management so that at the end of the month I won’t be broke. They make sure that my meds are up to date. For example, telling people no when I am asking for money. Assisting me in knowing who my real friends are. I also am learning how to cope with my disability. Teaching me mechanisms to deal with depression. For most people, they may be able to manage money better. Since coming to Carelink
l am now a part of that category. Attending class is working for me. From the first day to the present day, I am able to learn more about myself. There are times when I don’t feel like coming but when I think about it, I do much better. I don’t feel so depressed. Just being around positive people makes me feel like a better person. Being positive is better than being negative. In conclusion, coming to PSR is really helping me cope with my disability. At the end of the day, I feel better knowing that I am not defined by my disabilities. Just the thought of doing better makes me want to apply more effort. I am taking it one day at a time. I never would’ve thought that one day I would be managing my medication, controlling my depression, using my skills to my advantage, and being a better person. PSR is definitely something I need to continue being involved in so that I can keep learning about who I am.

Allen

In finance adjustments, Carelink has played a big role. They make sure that my few essentials have been met. Dealing with the slow pace of the world, they help you adjust to a speed that best suits you. Patience is an absolute virtue, and they take their time in making sure you grasp all the resources you personally need. Patting you on the back along the way, with positive criticism. If it is something that can help you improve an area in your life, they are all for it.

Kenneth

Carelink Solutions Inc. helped me to find a place of serenity within myself. As well face my Claustrophobia. I am provided with a counselor. They help me to deal with being among other people. They assisted me with finding the best Primary care Physician that would cater to my needs. Someone who could convince me that my health was important and that they will do everything in their power to make sure they did the best they could. I get to help feed the homeless. Showing me somebody has it far worse than me, and to think about someone other than myself. In class, I’ve learned how to budget money. They have taught me how to deal with reality in the outside world. Carelink has helped me to get disability for my children, as well as maintain a check for my husband. I have learned real-life lessons as in how to cut ties with people that don’t mean me any good. I have a safe place where I can go
to learn, eat, be social, receive resources to the community, help others, travel, meet new people, and somewhere I can be myself.
Carelink has helped me to view life in a new perspective. I evaluate my words before I say them, and am very careful not to offend or hurt
anybody. I have always fed a person if they were hungry, but now I think about other people’s needs outside of their stomachs.

Patricia

First and foremost, Carelink has loved me for who I am. They helped me to better understand things while living with a disability that is very hard to cope with. Working with me to manage and control bad habits, which are obviously no good for me. Providing me with shelter, food, clothes, schooling from GTCC. They also helped me to build trust in myself when I couldn’t do it on my own. I have built friendships, something that was hard for me to manage in my life. As well as how to manage friendship and create new ones. Carelink assisted me into get in an apartment of my own, again. Then helped me
to furnish it, also. Which was a big deal to me, because I had been without a place to call my own for a couple of years. They taught me to value myself and to love myself. They are very down to earth staff providing all the love and charity it takes to help anyone get through storms that may occur in your life. It’s not just a job to them. That’s exactly what I love about Carelink so much. They keep it real with you no matter what. #preach. Before I came to Carelink I was out of control, they were patient within showing how to handle my emotions better. I absolutely know I can call on the staff and as well as my classmates, and they will come through for me. I learned how to manage my bad habits of using drugs, in a group. If they feel like you are going to miss out on something, they put their best foot forward and make it happen. It doesn’t matter what stuff is going on in their own life, they make sure our needs are put first. Say for an instant I am stranded out of town, they will pick me up, and explain how to not end up in a situation like that again. I wouldn’t change the program for anything or anyone in the world.

Patrice

Carelink Solutions Inc. has helped me to stop crying so much. They helped me to move into a better home with my daughter. I get to go to church. I have made new friends, during our class time we get to go downtown to feed the homeless. As well I get to assist in preparing food and we learn how to make healthy eating choices. They are God sent people and I want to stay here forever. It’s absolutely my home away from home. They helped me to get my
medicine. Everybody is nice and they listen. On days when transportation didn’t show up to pick me up, Carelink goes out their way to make sure my attendance is accounted for. If I’m upset about anything they pull me out of class and make sure I’m okay. They don’t let up until they know for sure that I feel okay. Even if I get teased they stop class and address the matter until there is an apology in place. We are tightly knit, we go everywhere together. If I struggle with food in my house my classmates will give me a ride to where I need to go. We eat chicken on Friday. On Thanksgiving, they cooked for us and allowed me to help in the kitchen. We even got to make the decorations for the table and door. Carelink has taught me to stand up for myself and not let anyone take advantage of me.

Carolyn

I really appreciate this program. Without this place, I would be lost. This place has taught me so much. I give them my honor for life. I suffer from a traumatic brain injury so when I first begin the program I thought there was no future for me. Then I learned just how independent I could actually be thanks to Carelink. I was living with a family member, now I have a place of my own. I have learned how to budget, shop, and find transportation to the grocery store on my very own. I maintain my own hygiene issues, as well as cleaning up after myself. Considering that I live alone in my apartment, which Carelink assisted me in locating. I am more considerate of other people's feelings in a disagreement. My classmates in Carelink’s PSR Program accept me as me. People were bothered by me speaking out on matters, and how I dis-regarded their opinion. Now they brush me off just as easily as a family member would. Whenever I have health issues and concerns they worry about my well-being. Every aspect of this program is filtered with a positive outlook. From the time you walk in the door on Grove Street, til the moment you walk out, you can feel the intimate atmosphere.
Thank You so much for accepting me. This place is Dynamite!!!!!

Sherman

Against all odds Carelink Solutions Inc. is a blessing in disguise. A safe haven for the underdog and left behind souls...
Carelink Solutions Inc. provides so many options. They give so much helpful advice. Teaching us about everyday living, social skills, budgeting skills, self-motivation. We are one big happy family learning and growing together. They show us a lot of coping skills about how to deal with life and everyday experiences. A place where you can go when there is no other place to be. They open both their doors and their hearts.
Thank You Carelink Solutions Inc. staff, mothers, fathers, and family.

Mary

I have a nice husband, but now I have friends outside of my relationship. I have learned to be more socially active in class, as well as the community. I made friends at the day program that understands me, vice versa. I have a place where I fit in and don’t feel like an outsider. My friends from the class call and talk to me over the weekend. When I first started going to Carelink I didn’t talk much, now we check up on one another and make sure each other are doing okay. They assisted me in getting a lawyer. Carelink helped me to get a table. I like coming here. I get to go to class and be a part of something outside of myself. Not only do we learn in class, but it’s a class of joy and laughter. We talk about communication, relationships, family, being positive, and changing for the better. I get to have talks with Ms. Monica. I have also learned how to prepare easier meals and budget to better shop for groceries. Carelink had a nutritionist come and talk with us every Tuesday, she would quiz us. Also, she would cook in class and show us how to actually prepare the meals we were learning about. It tastes good to be healthy food.

Theresa

Before I became a client at Carelink Solutions Inc. I was homeless and selling drugs. When I got pregnant with my first son I was still selling drugs. After I had my son I stop selling because I knew that I would have to be a responsible mother to my child. Two months we got put out of the projects, due to my brother selling drugs and trespassing at my momma’s house. And then February I got caught with 3 dime bags in my pocket while at the store. Someone had filed a report on me. Therefore banning me from all Greensboro Housing Authority. I was forced to go home. My son was a newborn only 4 months old, so the courts were considerate. I was placed on probation for 26 months which means I couldn’t smoke weed, so I substituted with alcohol. I began drinking heavily, by two years I was pregnant again. So I had to slow down and retire the streets. A year later Carelink Solutions Inc. helped me with housing, and paying my bills for a whole year. They helped me to get Section 8 for housing. It didn’t stop there Carelink takes me to food and clothing banks for me and my kids. I got my ged ree their program with the GTCC instructor. Also substance abuse groups for about 6 months. I started to go back to church. They look out for my kids. They are good people. They make sure I have transportation. Carelink makes sure I get my medication in a timely fashion. I don’t miss my Doctor’s Appointments. We go feed the homeless every month. Now they’re about to help me go to college next year in January. I am excited about my future, for the benefit of my boys. I get to grow with my kids.

LaTonya

Carelink Solutions Inc.? What have they done for me? They have helped me to receive my disability benefits. Also assisted me to acquire an Apartment. They showed me how to budget my food stamp benefits throughout the month. Through the PSR Program, I have regained my self-esteem back. I have begun to become more socially active. I am forever and most grateful that helped me to get the excess baggage out of my house. They taught me to follow my instinct, and to go for what I know. In spite of it all, they provided me with counseling. I no longer want to just sit around and drink. They taught me that I don’t have to be a product of my environment, neither do I have to associate with the people in my neighborhood. That I can be content with being by myself. Also, that I don’t have to settle for the life I have, I can progress and go to achieve my dreams. I now know that I am greater than I thought I was. Carelink taught me if I get up, get out, and do something, I will be much happier. I used to look at the world through a small window, now I see the world through a bay window across the whole front room. I even met someone that I can call a true friend from Carelink, she put in a good word for me and now I am moving out of my community. Before I dreaded going outside out of fear from all the gunshots and drug dealers. When I move, I can walk freely to the mailbox with confidence. I can sleep at night in the peace of mind that I will be safe.

Jackie

When I first started going to Carelink I didn’t talk much, now we check up on one another and make sure each other are doing okay. They assisted me in getting a lawyer. Carelink helped me to get a table. I like coming here. I get to go to class and be a part of something outside of myself. We talk about communication, relationships, family, being positive, and changing for the better. I have also learned how to prepare easier meals and budget to better shop for groceries.

Theresa

They have helped me to receive my disability benefits. Also assisted me to acquire an apartment. They showed me how to budget my food stamp benefits throughout the month. Through the PSR program, I have regained my self-esteem back. I have begun to become more socially active. Carelink taught me that I don’t have to settle for the life I have. I can progress and go to achieve my dreams. I now know that I am greater than I thought I was.

Jackie

They taught me to value myself and to love myself. They are very down to earth staff providing all the love and charity it takes to help anyone get through storms that may occur in your life. It's not just a. job to them. Before I came to Carelink I was out of control, they were patient within showing how to handle my emotions better. I also learned how to manage my bad habits of using drugs, in Substance House Groups.

Patrice

Carelink has helped me with money management so that at the end of the month I won't be broke. I also am learning how to cope with my disability; teaching me mechanisms to deal with depression. At the end of the day, I feel better knowing that I am not defined by my disabilities. I never would've thought that one day I would be managing my medication, controlling my depression, using my skills to my advantage, and being a better person.

Allen

Carelink Solutions Inc. provides so many options. They give so much helpful advice. Teaching us about everyday living, social skills, budgeting skills, self-motivation. We are one big happy family learning and growing together. They show us a lot of coping skills about how to deal with life and everyday experiences. A place where you can go when there is no other place to be. They open both their doors and their hearts.

Mary