It is difficult to put into words how desperate we were feeling when we took our son to Transcend. We had tried so many different treatment centers, sober coaches, and even tried helping him ourselves but nothing had worked. We honestly felt there was nowhere else to turn.
Transcend has exceeded our hopes. Our son went in with high levels of anxiety and addictions and after 6 months he is on the way to completing the steps and is now in employment. The team at Transcend seems to understand exactly the kind of support these vulnerable individuals need. Through psychiatry sessions and mentoring our son now has a much brighter future ahead of him and we are eternally grateful.
– Grateful Mom
I hope this email finds you well, as I’m quite dandy being able to send it. Just a quick update since my 4 year anniversary passed recently.
After Transcend, I took a job in Boston and did very well there for almost three years. I bought a house, bought a car, and had a very solid, stable job. I design lasers and wrote a textbook for grad students in nonlinear optics. I moved to Denver to join a laser startup company in October 2015 as the CTO. I’m living downtown and enjoying an active, healthy lifestyle, and my workaholism tendencies remain successfully at bay.
None of this would have been possible for the support that Transcend and Sierra Tucson provided. Feel free to share my update with those who you deem could hear it. I know it is always refreshing to hear good news.
“Hi, my name is William. I was at the Beverly Hills Transcend House from August 2013 to January 2014. Transcend gave me the opportunity to have my own experience and to find the life that I could be proud of.
Without Transcend I’m not really sure where I’d be at today. They were a family when I didn’t really have much of a family. They were home when I didn’t really have any other home to go back to. It was the opportunity to find a way to have fun in sobriety, an opportunity to rebuild my life.”
“Hi, I’m Sean Moran. I was living at the 26th Street House for a while and what I really liked about Transcend was it helped me figure out what I wanted to do, and helped me get on the road to actually do it. It’s really helped me. I’m back in school. I’m feeling really good about my sobriety.”
“Hello, I’m Rebecca. I lived at the Transcend Holmby House. I got a little over one and a half years sober.
What Transcend did for me is it showed me how to have a day to day existence, whereas before I didn’t know how to be an adult, and I didn’t know how to live day to day. They got me doing chores every morning.
I had just moved to Los Angeles. I didn’t know anybody. I came here to get sober, and I left with, like, 15 new friends. I lived with 12 other women and the staff members who were always there. Mentoring was this bridge into the real world. I had a friend on the outside and got to meet with someone once a week who showed me how to deal with college applications and stuff like that, just like participating in being a member of society.
I don’t know. Like Vern, who was one of the managers at the house, when I first moved in told me we’ve got to fill up your days, kid, because I wasn’t doing anything. So, I signed up for this organization, School on Wheels, which I started volunteering for, where you tutor homeless children once a week. I still do it. I’m wearing my badge today. I just had it today. I still do it. The gift that keeps on giving. It’s been great. I’m really grateful.”
“Hi, I’m Nash, and I was a resident at Transcend Sober Living. Transcend completely changed my life. The best part about the program was my program director Benji who worked with me every day. Today, I still have a big relationship with him. We call each other almost every weekend just to check in and see how people are doing. The other part I really liked was the mentoring program where I got to choose to continue my continuing care with Benji. He would come over to my house on the weekends and we would watch football and talk about my program and how I was progressing.
Today in my life I am able to do everything I want to do. My goal is to go back to school. Now I’m in grad school. I’m about to get my master’s in business administration and then go back to my career. Without Transcend and without the mentoring program and the help of Benji as a program director, I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today. I’m very grateful I came to Transcend.”