Friendly Harbor is a house of refuge for adults who happen to have a mental illness. Friendly Harbor is a readily accessible place where consumers can come to end their isolation, improve self-esteem, integrate into the community, and become more adapt at interpersonal skills.
One of our young female consumers lives with active symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia. She is on a regimen of psychiatric medication and continues to hear voices daily. She comes to Friendly Harbor several days a week where she participates in groups and checks in with a peer specialist. She says, "I feel like I can be myself here." Often, she studies at the Harbor and enjoys coming here to take a break from her assisted living facility. She has learned to cope with persistent symptoms and has managed to pursue her goals to become an accountant regardless of hearing distracting voices and having difficulty concentrating. She has been attending Pueblo Community College for the past several years and will be graduating next month with an Associate Degree and she plans to continue to attain her bachelor's degree.