Letter Of Hope

By: Angela Hobbs It wasn’t long before I came into the Center that I was driving in a really bad thunder storm. The rain was so thick that the windshield wipers were practically useless. I could hardly see the road. I remember slowing down to 25 MPH. Besides the bad rain, there was thunder and…

Dearest Women and Young Women

By: Jenn Smith I want you to know that I believe in you and your great strength. I believe in your recovery and your ability to recover. We have been given a great deal of trials to overcome. We have been given such trials because of our ability to overcome and be triumphant. I hope…

Letter Of Hope

By: Former Client “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?…. When we let…

Letter Of Hope

By: Jane (Name changed to protect confidentiality – Jane is the patient in the previous “A Story of Hope”) Darling CFCers, awesome techaroos, and fabulous staffers, too:  I can’t describe to you how excited I am to discharge from Center for Change – not because I can’t wait to leave, because this has become one…

Letter Of Hope

By: Gina Paulino Dear Girls: I just want to start by saying how much I love and appreciate every single one of you. You girls have made my stay here wicked awesome! Without all of you I don’t think I’d be where I am today. You all have helped me grow in ways I never…

Letter Of Hope

By: Holly Patterson To My Bestest Friends, Wow! My ninety days used to seem like it would last forever, but what looked like a miserable journey has sadly come to an end. It’s amazing how much I have grown over the last months from the girl that was first reluctantly forced to come here into…

Letter Of Hope

By: Nikki Hartman – Former Patient When I walked into Center for Change, I was sure there was no hope. I had tried to change everything around me and nothing had worked. While at the Center I came to the realization that all I could really change is the way I perceived and reacted to…

A Commitment to Change

By: Heather Watts Change! What does it really mean to me? What makes me want to change, and why? Is it permanent? These are a few of the questions that I have been asking myself. I believe that the bottom line is: “Do I want to change?” The answer is YES! If I want to…

Letter of Hope

By: a Former Patient So scared and frail, the desire to die, pain and anguish Coming in here completely ready to give up I take another shot at trying to live My self-worth diminished A broken spirit trying to fight alone Undeserving, self-induced punishment, and self-mutilation. Do I deserve to live? Do I let anyone…

OVERCOMING AN EATING DISORDER

By: Summer On August 8, 1996, I came to Center for Change because I knew I needed help and treatment through inpatient care to overcome my bulimia. I realized that I couldn’t overcome it on my own, but was very skeptical about checking in. As I look back over the last 6 weeks, I remember…

The Center for Change Experience

By: Denise Harker September 6, 1996 — My experience at the Center for Change has been the most valuable experience of my life; it’s almost indescribable. I came in with little expectation of recovery. I felt hopeless, scared, and incapable of ever getting my life back. But now I am leaving in less than a…

Letter of Hope

By: Denise Harker September 6, 1996 Life had become unbearable. I wasn’t living, I was just going through the motions. I had just graduated from the University of Utah with my Masters in Professional Accountancy and was on my way to what I thought would make me happy. I had a job with an accounting…