Living with Schizophrenia at N Street Village

Jean says she got her colorful sense of style, bright smile, and positive attitude from her mother. Jean goes on to explain, “I have schizophrenia and I experience the world differently than you do.”

Jean had been living on the streets and sleeping outside at Union Station for almost two years when she met an outreach worker who told her about the programs in the city that might be able to help her. Jean was encouraged and soon moved into temporary housing and then into Phyllis Wheatley YWCA, a permanent supportive housing facility where N Street Village provides case management services. Today, Jean is celebrating nearly
six months in her own apartment. She works regularly with Village staff to help her maintain mental health stability and reach her goals.

Jean says she doesn’t know where she’d be – mentally or physically – if it weren’t for the safe, caring environment and incredible staff of N Street Village.