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Uptown Safe Haven Success Story

Posted by Sarah Wilkins on

For the first month after Jay arrived at ECS Uptown Safe Haven, he didn't say a word.   Five years of homelessness had left him so traumatized and withdrawn that he became selectively mute.   But with time and encouragement, Jay slowly began to communicate. First with occasional...

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Tags: homelessness, mental health, recovery, san diego

Recovery is Possible

Posted by Dennis Crosby on

In recent weeks, I have been reminded of a client from years ago, who struggled with overwhelming mental health symptoms and addiction. He was a brilliant young man, a Haitian national, and gifted in the field of mathematics. It was during the pursuit of his PhD that he became overwhelmed by his...

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Tags: addiction, mental health, recovery, recovery month, substance use disorder