True Colors Residence

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
My experience with True Colors Residence.

Submitted: December 14, 2016

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True Colors Residence at 269 W 154th St. in NY, is an LGBT youth residence for previously homeless youth. I was one of their tenants. My apartment, 5B, was a studio with a kitchenette (fridge, stove, microwave, counter space, storage) and bathroom (shower, toilet, sink). The living space was pre-furnished. It came with a bed, a couch, a table, and two chairs. The Residence was an assisted living residence, so it had on sight staff. At the door there was a security officer; there was the building manager, two licensed social workers, and the custodial staff. The staff were available 9-5 and assisted you with any needs. My experience there was very good though I was dealing with mental health problems. My assigned social worker noticed that I needed attention and had me hospitalized. I was then released into the custody of my social worker which was working for True Colors Residence. I was not able to comply with treatment. There is a misunderstanding between True Colors and I because instead of having a guardian appointed for me, I was permited to deteriorate and evicted. The eviction came as a surprise and I was forced by a Marshall to leave the premises.


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