Stories

We have pieced together several narratives that reflect typical work that we have engaged in with various families and individuals. While no person’s life or story is ‘typical’, we would like to present these stories as a way for clients to get an idea about what they might expect while working with Mainstream, and to create a context for the kind of work that we do.

Please click on any of the stories below to read about some of the ways that we have changed lives.  While all of these accounts reflect work that we have done with clients, all of the stories and details are fictional. We would never compromise the confidentiality of our clients.




  • When there wasn't anything there to help me, Mainstream came to my home and met with my family.
    Mainstream Client
  • Mainstream staff helped me to find better housing and move towards my healthiest self.
    Mainstream Client
  • Mainstream helped me to rise up out of some of my deepest challenges.
    Mainstream Client
  • Mainstream staff were compassionate when helping me to work on my mental illness. I never felt judged or labelled.
    Mainstream Client
  • My son feels so much more confident in his own abilities to make decisions about his everyday life since he has changed from a required, cookie-cutter mold of treatment (one size fits nobody), to a treatment plan that he has been able to create by himself for his own recovery.
    Parent of a Client
  • My son has become a more confident, self-reliant person, and I think that we both believe that Mainstream has played a very important role in this transformation.
    Parent of a Client
  • The staff at Mainstream have been a lifeline for us. Their professionalism, dedication and flexibility have enabled us to find a path that is working, and to provide hope when there was none.
    Parents of a Client
  • Mainstream has helped to open up a confident world of acceptance and empowerment for my son - freedom to be heard, instead of being herded.  My son now has a voice and a more purposeful life.
    Parent of a client


Mainstream is a program of Crescend Health