We can not begin to thank you enough for allowing Scott to stay at Cedar Lodge. We really noticed such an improvement in Scott in many ways. He truly ‘grew' during his stay through the patience, kindness and understanding shown to him by everyone out there. In my opinion the greatest gift you give to the young people you take in is the acceptance into your environment. They get a real sense of belonging and they are just accepted for who they are. It is a very loving environment for them to heal and get well. Without even realizing it at the time, they learn so much!!
Scott is settling in very well at Westview. Neil and I went to visit him on Easter Sunday, stayed the night at a motel and spent all day Monday with him as well. He had no programs due to Easter so it worked out great for us. He is doing so good………the best he's been for a very long time!! This is the very first time Scott has sincerely expressed his desire to get off drugs and have a better life.
So we'll just have to wait and see and hope for the best. We truly hope this place works out for him. The beauty of it is he can stay there as long as he needs to…….up to a maximum of 5 years. They tell us the average stay is 2 years. I know for a fact we would never have found out about Westview or Cedar Lodge if it wasn't for my involvement with Families Against Meth. As you know networking is so important.
Please find enclosed a cheque from us to help with the costs incurred during the last week of Scott's stay with you. We would very much appreciate a tax receipt for the total of our donations.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. God bless you.
Neil & Kathy Genest
P.S. Scott just called me and he said to say “hi”!!