Success Stories

Personal Stories of Recovery

The Client Wellness Fund in Action

Close your eyes and remember the excitement of getting your first bicycle.

At Stairways Behavioral Health, our new Client Wellness Fund made this dream come true for a client and his family.

Moving to America just two years ago to make a better life for his family, Joseph was looking for ways to keep his family united in a new land.  After discussing his goals for his family with his caseworker, Joseph used Stairways’ Client Wellness Fund to purchase bikes for his children ages, 5, 6, 9, and 10.

The Client Wellness Fund, which encourages personal wellness initiatives by providing resources such as nutritional activities, new sneakers and fitness memberships, was established in 2013 with meaningful causes like Joseph’s in mind.

After witnessing the joy a ride around the block brought his children, Joseph eventually joined them atop his own bike, which he purchased with the support of the Client Wellness Fund.

Each member of the family enjoyed their new hobby of spending time bike riding together all summer while reaping the benefits of a healthy activity. Coming home from riding, each child takes time to store their bike in a safe place—a true testament to their pride of ownership.

"Stairways helped me to work on recovery, one step at a time." -Ron S

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