happy & successful youth
"So, I was at Hallmark what seems like forever ago now...but I wanted to thank you all. Hallmark was not what I wanted at the time but was what I needed. I have tried to sit down and write this letter a hundred times So maybe I will finally type it right. I am 27 now, I am married and have been with the same man for about 10 years. Thank you for helping me work through my commitment issues. I still attend therapy regularly but with my story I think it is needed. If I could give any advice to your residents it, is, you may not want to be there at Hallmark but be glad someone cared enough to put you there. This is coming from someone who went through fighting and a lot of issues while being there. I now do peer support and try to help other people get their lives back on track. I am actually working with the mom of a kid that is there now and I hope some uncomfortableness will help her to grow. I am very thankful Hallmark helped me in many ways. I did fall back into some old habits when I turned 18 and wish I had listened to the staff there but that's the difference between being a child and an adult. I did find out a few years ago that it is unlikely I will have children but I enjoy helping parents be better for their kids, so it helps me too."
Tabbetha D Previously Tabbetha S (the one that ran away)