Success Story continued.
Alice showed up to the Legal Services office on her eviction day, upset and emotional. She quickly met with a lawyer and explained her dilemma. With a history of confrontation and poor housekeeping, she was being kicked out of her apartment. Her lawyer soon determined her mental illness was at the heart of her issues. During mediation, her lawyer facilitated an open conversation, and for the first time her landlord understood. They resolved their differences, and Alice was not evicted. Instead, she was connected to mental health programs. Today, Alice is getting the help she needs, her apartment is kept, and she doesn’t fight with her neighbors. Alice is now on her pathway to stability and is going to be okay.