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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.

Career Path: Bob Hallion

Bob Hallion is known for being a passionate leader, trusted advisor, team player, and handy man. Before working his way up to Director of Operations for Behavioral Health Services at Advocates, Bob began his career as a pharmacy technician.

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. 

Happy Families and Confident Parents

Noah, 9, bounces from one couch cushion to the other. He giggles as his glasses fly off his face. His mom beams and gives him a quick hug before he darts down the hall. This wasn’t always the picture in this house. Smiles and laughter were rare.