"When I first came to NorthStar I was nervous and fatigued. I believed I wouldn't have the ability to take each task at hand. As I became acquainted, I found common ground, abilities, and skills. NorthStar became an opportunity for success. Today I have employment part-time still leaving an open schedule to continue volunteering at NorthStar."
"I joined NorthStar about 6 months ago. I was very "wary" about it. I had never joined anything that lasted more then 6 months or more. But NorthStar is different. It's a stable, safe place, for everyone with a mental disability to learn and work at self improvement."
"The teamwork is what makes NorthStar so likeable to all of us. When you are working together you don't know who is staff and who is a member, and that is really powerful."
Meet a few of our members
"NorthStar gives me so many opportunities to learn new things, meet friends and keep busy. NorthStar staff and members makes me feel important and I enjoy coming here every day!"
"NorthStar is the first step between therapy and the rest of your life."
"Everybody welcomed me into NorthStar. I got the confidence to work again because of the members and staff there. NorthStar has changed my life, and now I know I really do have a purpose in life."
"At NorthStar I am given the opportunity to work and be social with other people without the fear of discrimination. It's a place where I can utilize my potential and abilities to their fullest."
"NorthStar gives me real deep friendships and a renewed sense of purpose in my life. I see my progress in the progress of others and continue to grow and be the best version of myself."
"I like coming to NorthStar because of how supportive the community is and how much they help people with employment goals."