Ivor Achieves Independence
In the early 2000s, Ivor had completed his Associates degree and embarked on a successful career in technology. But he also experienced mental health and anger management challenges. His struggles took him in unexpected and painful directions—ultimately leading to his incarceration.
On his release, Ivor was determined to turn his life around. He enrolled in Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS), ICL’s community-based, whole health program that provides wellness groups, psychotherapy, and medication management out of our East New York Health Hub.
Ivor set his sights on finding stable housing, managing his mental health, reintegrating into the community, and maintaining his independence. Over the past three years, Ivor has proven that nothing will stop him from achieving his ambitious goals.
Today he regularly participates in groups focused on health, wellness, and financial literacy, which have helped him build skills and confidence. Working closely with his recovery specialist and psychiatrist, Ivor identified and tackled barriers that could hinder his progress. He also reconnected with family, including his sister and aunt. “They are the backbone of my support system,” he shares.
This spring, Ivor moved into ICL’s Broadway residence and is living independently. He is also a passionate writer and recently published his first book, which explores spiritual themes. “ICL was a crucial part of the village that helped me get to where I am today,” says Ivor. “I am proud of my own persistence and hard work. I have such a sense of accomplishment.”