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My name is Alan Banks and this is my story. Like many people experiencing homelessness, I had struggled with mental illness, with depression, all my life. But after spending four years in the Air Force and then having a successful career in the security field, I thought I had it all under control. I was wrong. But with my family's love and support, and the incredible services I received from Friendship Place, I have my life back.
Shawna was at wit’s end. Jack and Chris, her twin boys, were always fighting, and they needed each other—it had been months since another mom had invited either of them for a play date. When Jack asked if he could go to Little Friends for Peace Peace Camp last summer, Shawna’s first impulse was to say no. But she could afford to send both boys for a week, and it would get them unplugged from their iPads for a while.