Meet Ben

“I make more of my own decisions living here… and that feels good. I plan my own activities…When things become difficult I turn to staff here to help me smooth them out,”
Ben, on living in a home supported by Richmond

Ben

“My life is different since moving to Richmond in 2000. I make more of my own decisions living here. I’m more independent, and that feels good. I plan my own activities – when to visit my friends, when to watch TV and when to find time to go on my computer. I have one good friend from work. He lives in Mamaroneck and I have another friend who lives in Mount Vernon. I try to see them on my days off. I’m pretty busy. I work 30 hours a week at a local supermarket. When things become difficult (to manage) I turn to staff here to help me smooth them out. They’re my friends, too.”