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Jim: Gaining Greater Independence

Many in the Woburn community know Advocates Warren House resident Jim as “backwards Jim.” Jim, whose favorite hobby is “cruising around” town, has been known to push himself backwards in his manual wheelchair.

But “backwards Jim” is just Jim lately, since he gained responsibility using his power wheelchair.

JMurtaugh

Tina: A Home of Firsts

Enjoying summer days on Main Street in Hyannis among the surf shops and restaurants, rooting for the home team at a Cape Cod Baseball League game, and frequent visits to the mall is exactly what an active lifestyle in the community looks like for Tina and Advocates’ Shared-Living caregiver, Shannon.

Cristiana: How Art Helps My Recovery

Cristiana enjoys creating art when she’s feeling down. Her passion, ambition, and creativity led her to run art groups within the Advocates community. Watch to learn how art helps her in her journey.

Benz: Graduating to Greater Independence

What does mental health recovery look like? For Benz, who made his way to Massachusetts after leaving Haiti at the age of eight, recovery means independence and giving back to the people who have helped him along the way.