Client Stories


Conner was so anxious he would cry every morning before school. Thank you for giving him the mental health care he so desperately wanted and needed.

Anxiety kept 14-year-old Conner up at night and left him crying in the morning before school. He struggled just to get through each day. Conner was failing his classes and was angry and irritable with his family and friends. Conner knew he needed help and asked his mom to find him mental health care. Thanks to you, when Conner reached...

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Salma & Sofia

Salma's abuser retaliated by taking her daughter away. Thank you for giving her safe shelter and helping her reunite with little Sofia.

Salma was tired, terrified and feeling hopeless when she arrived at our domestic violence shelter. And she was very angry, too. She had reported her abuser to the police but he retaliated by filing a restraining order against her. Salma was already struggling with homelessness and occasional drug use — encouraged by her abuser. The legal action against her triggered the...

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Laura isn't afraid to go home anymore. Thank you for giving her safe shelter and a path forward free of violence!

Laura was scared and anxious when she walked into our office on a Friday afternoon. She was too afraid to go back home and had nowhere else to turn. Thanks to you, Laura was able to get immediate safe shelter and the support that she needed – both legal and emotional – to permanently escape from her abuser. Laura sat...

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16-year-old Mateo was facing felony charges for theft. Thank you for giving him the support he needed to make better life choices!

We first met 16-year-old Mateo during intake for our partner program, the Santa Clara County Youth Task Force Diversion Program. Mateo was facing felony charges for theft. “I was not paying attention to what my friends were really up to and it made me start behaving badly and being disrespectful to family and school adults,” he says. Our THRIVE youth...

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9-year-old Julio was making himself sick with worry. Thank you for helping him feel better and giving him lifelong coping skills!

Just 9 years old, Julio’s anxiety about COVID was making him physically sick. He had stomachaches, couldn’t sleep or concentrate, and was often upset, irritable and crying. “At school it was bad because I had a lot of worries, and sometimes I felt like I would vomit and would not eat my lunch,” he says. Julio started missing school and...

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Thomas drank to quiet the mean voices. Your gift of mental health care saved his life!

“The voices would tell me not to say anything and they were mean,” says 57-year-old Thomas. It’s why he never told anyone about them. Instead he turned to alcohol to quiet the voices. The drinking led to bad choices and eventually to jail. Thomas would serve his time, sober up, get released, then relapse and repeat the cycle again… and...

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A local family was torn apart by mental illness. Your generosity brought them back together!

Thanks to the generosity of caring individuals like you, Tamica got the mental health care she so desperately needed. Here is what she has to say:       “Hello, this is Tamica, a “client” of Community Solutions. I wanted to take the time to express my gratitude to your program for everything Community Solutions have been a part of...

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Cynthia and Luca

She wanted a better life for her son. Thank you for making that possible!

4-year-old Luca was struggling with anger. Early exposure to domestic violence and his parents’ substance use was causing big behavioral challenges. Luca’s mom, Cynthia, left his father and moved the pair to a residential treatment center to begin recovery. But all the changes were causing Luca to get worse. Your support ensured that Luca had access to mental health services...

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Marina & Joya

They were freed from trafficking but still not safe. Thank you for giving Marina and Joya safe shelter and a path forward free of violence!

When the sex trafficker brought Marina to a local hotel, she took the chance to ask the staff for help. Though finally free after two years of  captivity, Marina and her young daughter, Joya, still feared for their lives and felt utterly alone. Marina’s trafficker was accidentally released from jail, and she was terrified of what he would do when...

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