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Youth Voices

Our Supporters Empower Youth

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Courtney came to Pathfinders four years ago, aged 19, suffering from severe depression and psychosis, which resulted in her being kicked out of ALL the shelters in Milwaukee.  She was living on the streets, feeling hopeless and tired, and wanting to give up. 

After receiving support from her Pathfinders case manager and connections to resources, Courtney has been able to move forward with her life. She now has a housing voucher from the Milwaukee County Special Needs Housing Division, and moved into an apartment in the Muskego Way Neighborhood. She loves having her own space, and has gained incredible pride in herself! 

Courtney now receives regular mental health and physical health treatment.  Her therapy is helping her to better manage her feelings and emotions.  In addition, she now receives Social Security benefits to help her meet her financial needs and she has a financial counselor to assist her in learning how to budget.  She has cleared up past court-related issues by volunteering at a non-profit agency, and has re-established positive relationships with many of her family members, which she is very excited about. 

Courtney takes the bus from her apartment to the Pathfinders Drop-In Center where she spends time interacting and developing social skills with peers. Courtney’s success illustrates the Pathfinders’ mission of Empowering Youth, Changing Lives

Youth Voices

Our Supporters Empower Youth

By:

Courtney came to Pathfinders four years ago, aged 19, suffering from severe depression and psychosis, which resulted in her being kicked out of ALL the shelters in Milwaukee.  She was living on the streets, feeling hopeless and tired, and wanting to give up. 

After receiving support from her Pathfinders case manager and connections to resources, Courtney has been able to move forward with her life. She now has a housing voucher from the Milwaukee County Special Needs Housing Division, and moved into an apartment in the Muskego Way Neighborhood. She loves having her own space, and has gained incredible pride in herself! 

Courtney now receives regular mental health and physical health treatment.  Her therapy is helping her to better manage her feelings and emotions.  In addition, she now receives Social Security benefits to help her meet her financial needs and she has a financial counselor to assist her in learning how to budget.  She has cleared up past court-related issues by volunteering at a non-profit agency, and has re-established positive relationships with many of her family members, which she is very excited about. 

Courtney takes the bus from her apartment to the Pathfinders Drop-In Center where she spends time interacting and developing social skills with peers. Courtney’s success illustrates the Pathfinders’ mission of Empowering Youth, Changing Lives