Favorite Charity: Scandia Guest Lodge
I live at Scandia Guest Lodge. Let me start off by saying that this is not a charity in the way that most people would think. I am diagnosed with major depression, social anxiety, and social avoidance. Scandia is a board and care for people with mental disabilities--most here are schizo affective, or have schizophrenia, some suffer from dementia. Many are not in contact with family at all and simply live day to day without much to do. This facility gives people like us a place to live, and acceptance when often the world would say things either to our face or in whispers just because they don't understand some of the behavior. I am what is considered high functioning and so I do go out at times and find things to do, but we are also all limited by income (disability only goes so far after rent). So I started to bead again after several years of not doing it.