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"My self confidence has come a long way thanks to The Bridge program."

- Pat Young    
Resident, The Bridge, Fresno

real people. real recovery.

We are proud to share stories from our consumers, staff and stakeholders who continually inspire the work that we do.

My Life – A Story of Recovery

A story with a dark beginning, a troubled middle, and now, with light and hope for the future.

Robert H., a recent client at Crestwood Wellness and Recovery Center in Redding, successfully completed his program and has now moved on, a changed and healthier man.

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"Bob F’s recovery journey is an amazing reminder of the fragility of the human mind.  Born in Hong Kong, Bob moved with his family to Benicia, and later, as a young man, had begun actualizing the American Dream.  He had a wife, three children and a great job as part owner and chef of a Chinese restaurant."

- Bob F.
Crestwood Solano’s Neighborhood of Dreams Wellness and Recovery Program

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"Together, we struggled against age old bias, fear and a misinformed constituency within the community to establish a safe environment for consumers seeking recovery and their rightful place in society. Today there is a calmness... a broadening of understanding, and the recovery of spirits."

- Donna M. Wigand
Director Contra Costa Mental Health

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"What I have seen, and what I have experienced with Crestwood Pleasant Hill, has impressed me."

- Julia Bonacich
Parent and Advocate

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"The mentally ill are no different than anyone else... they can recover and have a productive life, given the opportunity that Crestwood provides."

- Reverend Chet Watson
Past President, NAMI California

Read Chet's full story

Sarah's Story

A story of redemption and recovery.

Even though my recovery was hard and sometimes I didn't feel like it was worth it, and felt like the arguments outweighed the successes, I wouldn't change anything that happened at the Bridge for anything in the world.

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