I have a 44 year old daughter, with mild developmental issues. associated with this are ADD, OCD, and significant learning disabilities, all this has led to bouts of depression, poor self esteem and fear of her future.
The 2 plus years of Facilitation have been very helpful, in a positive way. The presence of another adult in my daughters life who has confirmed faith in positive qualities and a sense of areas in her life to look forward to. As her (single) parent . I of course try to endorse positive aspects, but her tendency to negative thinking leads her to place me in a non credible category, simply because I am her parent. .
Since it has taken time for her to place value on this relationship, it would be disastrous if this relationship is abruptly terminated due to lack of funding. I also want to emphasize how important the relationship of an independent facilitator is to me as an elderly parent.
Not having to look for all the answers on my own, being able to share some of my care and worries with another knowledgeable person means a lot to me.
Being myself a retired family physician with experience of many patients in my practice in similar situations, who often did not have adequate support systems, I can confirm this is a very worthwhile service to marginal people who just thrive to become people with a satisfying sense of belonging and contributing to society.
The result is people with a sense of their own dignity, I do believe this is a human right, I sincerely hope this service will continue to be funded and the clients will not be abandoned