“Muchas gracias por el apoyo que me an brindado estoy contenta por
todo an encho muy buen trabajo con migo y mi familia.”
(“Thank you so much for the support that you have brought to us,
I am thankful for everything and the good work that you have done
with me and my family.”) – Caregiver client
“Great class! It broke a lot down and helped me understand my kids
and myself better. Great community building and connecting among a
diverse group – we all have the same needs, hopes, and wants for
ourselves and kids and that comes out.”
– Positive Parenting Class graduate
“I felt my struggles as a victim of crime was unmanageable until I got
counselors at Family Paths help me through it all. I don’t know how
would ever get thru it. I am just glad that after therapy visits
I am better (able to) cope with day to day life.”
– Adult client
An immigrant teen regains hope for a better future
“Victor” arrived in the Bay Area from Central America after an arduous journey. He didn’t want to leave home, but there was violence all around him and his family thought that if he stayed he would get killed. Crossing the border into the US and tracking down an aunt who would take him in was filled with terror and uncertainties. Would he get sent back? How would he cope without his parents? Although he was able to enroll in school, his feelings of sadness and loss were overwhelming. He had trouble sleeping, couldn’t focus and wasn’t able to ask for help.
Luckily, his school was able to refer Victor to Family Paths’ Families in Transition program for mental health treatment and case management support. His bilingual therapist began to form a relationship of trust by listening to his stories, giving him new ways to express himself, and offering reassurance that things can get better. Through their work together Victor has been able to envision a better future, make friends, and find new ways to cope with the loss and fear that lives inside him.
The client in this vignette has been de-identified to protect confidentiality.