Robert – 17

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My family situation had never been a healthy environment for me. My family had never been there for me, emotionally, and I struggled in almost all aspects of my life.
But then I took matters into my own hands and got myself out of that situation by calling the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. I’ve been with Holy Cross Services for three years now and I have all the support I need to succeed.
In my time here, I’ve learned everyone has to take responsibility for their actions and deal with issues one step at a time. Before coming here, I never paid attention in school because I didn’t have control of my life. Now I take classes, and my life, seriously.
In addition to the education programs here, I’ve learned valuable skills like time management. I now know how to prioritize my responsibilities and tackle each one at the right time. I’m most proud of myself for being able to come up with a plan and sticking to it.
I now have a plan to go to college or a trade school. I couldn’t have done that without Holy Cross. The people here are genuine and the programs work really well. I look forward to going to school and beginning a life that I control.