Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Resident Seen Just Once

About half a dozen times in the past three years I made an intake appointment with a resident who didn't show up to the appointment. Once it was a lady who said she knew no one and wanted to get connected with a place like AA ("but not AA" she added), another time it was a gentleman who had just moved to the city and a neighbor told him about us. He was especially interested in our health services. But neither came back.

Occasionally I wonder to myself, what choices did they make? Did they find another agency or place of support? Maybe they ended up relying on themselves. Sometimes I imagine different scenarios of what these folks did and where they are.

It's probably the end of the year that's making me look back and think about choices and paths.

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