In December 2019, Sylvia was in a car accident that left her with a broken leg and collar bone. She was not approved to receive disability benefits and began to struggle with depression and anxiety. Battling suicidal thoughts and unable to work, she arrived at Talbot House Ministries in November 2021.

“I wanted to end my life. I didn’t know what to do. But I met someone who used to be a resident and recommended I joined the program.”

Now Sylvia is reattempting to be approved for disability benefits, receiving mental health counseling and medication, and building friendships with others in the program.

One of her favorite parts about being in the program is her relationship with her case manager, Mireliz.

“I am so thankful for Mireliz. She has helped me through this process and pushes me to do well.”

Sylvia is also thankful for some of the classes offered on campus, such as “Overcoming Grief,” which has helped her process and heal from her accident.

Sylvia shares, “My goal is to get approved for benefits, finish the program and find a place for my mother to live with me. I want to be able to take care of her.”

You can find Sylvia volunteering at the receptionist desk where she enjoys giving back to Talbot House. We are so proud of Sylvia’s commitment to her healing journey and how far she has come!