Tuesday, May 18, 2010

"My treatment here at BCI has kept me alive through some of the most painful times of my life."

As you know, we're looking for customer reviews at GreatNonprofits.org from women who found help and empowerment through BCI's services. Here's a story that was posted last week:

"My experience as a BCI client has been very positive. I have been able to utilize many of the programs they offer. I’ve been on and off the methadone clinic for years and when ever I came back they welcome me with open arms. Almost two years ago I was pregnant and in active addiction. I got back on the methadone maintenance program but my use continued. My counselor at the time helped me get into the BCI Lighthouse program, a residential treatment center for women with children. Normally they don’t take pregnant women but my counselor pressed the issue and got me in at 24 weeks pregnant. On my 3rd day there my water broke and my son was born early. BCI was there for me every step of the way. Fourteen days after he was born he became ill and I was informed that he needed to be flown to Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. BCI employees were there with me when I received the news. Once in PA my son underwent surgery and the waiting room again was full of BCI employees. Eventually my son could not fight anymore and he passed on August 30, 2008. BCI employees were at the funeral and when it was over they took me right back to the Lighthouse Program. I have nothing negative to say about BCI, I’m grateful that they have not given up on me yet. Still to this day I struggle with sobriety and BCI is still by my side."

"The Great" - my treatment here at BCI has kept me alive through some of the most painful times of my life.

"Ways to Make It Better" - If I could make any changes to this organization it would be for them to get more funding to be able to help those who cannot afford services even when they are subsidized its not enough.

Many thanks to lalbright for sharing her story. If you have your own empowering story to share, visit GreatNonprofits.org and write your review today.

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