Recovery Connections

John Schwary is CEO of Transitional Living Communities, an 850-bed recovery program he founded in Mesa, Arizona January 9, 1992, when he had a year sober. He's in his 28th year of recovery.

In these posts, he views life mostly through the lenses of recovery. While the blog is factual, he often disguises events and people to protect anonymity.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Needing Help

I read some bad news a few days ago in the Arizona Republic. It was a front page article about the government (HUD) slashing money for housing organizations. And I'm talking about millions of dollars

Some of the organizations house homeless veterans. Battered women. And children taken because of parental abuse or other dangerous situations.

It's a sad situation because many of these organizations exist solely on government funding.

Over the 25 years TLC's been operating we've never asked for grants or funding. It's not that we couldn't use the money. But we realize there are many that have no way to raise money except through grants or donations.

Soon we'll be reading one of two stories: 1. either the funding has been reinstated or 2. there are going to be a number of homeless people needing help.

I'm sure our organization will be able to help to some degree because we often have 25-50 empty beds. While this might not work for families it would serve as housing for those who are single.

Our office number is 480-833-0143.

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