Bob’s Story

Bob lived in Harrington Hall since 2010.  He was diagnosed with Depression and Bipolar disorder in the 90’s and received SSI benefits because of these disorders.  Bob mostly kept to himself while at Harrington Hall and didn’t participate much in case management.   He told me during the day there weren’t many places he could be at and didn’t like the downtown Providence area because there was too much trouble, so he would often go to Garden City. He would buy lunch in order to be able to stay and not be kicked out.  He stated a lot of his monthly income was spent just doing that.  Bob doesn’t appear to have any drug or alcohol issues and didn’t enjoy being around people who suffered from addictions.   In January of 2014, I met Bob and approached him about the ACCESS to HOPE program.  At first he was hesitant because he didn’t want to have a roommate, didn’t want to live in Providence and some other surrounding cities.  I asked him where he would like to live if he could live anywhere in Rhode Island, “Narragansett” he stated.  I let the Property Manager know this and they started to look for a place in this area.  Bob grew up in this area, loves the beach and loves to bike ride.   House of Hope Property Management located an apartment in Narragansett and I brought Bob to go see it, he loved it right away.  Bob moved in on February 28, 2014.  At first I met with Bob weekly to make sure he was adjusting to living out there on...