As a teenager I was isolated and felt very alone. I had few friends and my family was unable to provide any emotional support or comfort. I learned not to trust people. At The Attic the adults cared about me and for the first time I felt like I mattered.
The Attic helped me learn more about myself, about who I am and who I want to be.
Since my first day at The Attic, I have learned so much, not only about myself, but about my community. I learned just how resilient I am, and to believe in my potential. I learned that my voice matters and to give myself roses and credit for my experiences.
The attic has helped me in a lot of good ways, giving me a free cooked meal, providing me with resources and a therapist, but most of all the attic has given me a space to go when I need somewhere to just breath and have fun
The Attic has impacted my life in many positive ways. The people there have taught me to be myself, and to be proud of who I am.
The Attic provided me with so many opportunities and experiences, all of which helped me to become the person I am today.
Over the past four years, The Attic has provided the space, resources, and language that helped me become the confident and outspoken person that I am today.
When I stepped through the doors of The Attic, I wasn’t sure what I would find. I was looking for a place where I could be myself, peers who would affirm my identity, and role models to show me that my life could mean something. I found all of that and more.
During my time at The Attic, I have discovered how to be resilient, humble, open-minded, and respectful. I have learned how to listen and how to relate to different people.
I was lost and depressed, just looking for new friends to share my summer with.