May 19, 2016 By Phillip Tso Below is a testimonial from a CORE client. My name is Phillip Tso. I am a 31-year-old male who was mentally and emotionally sick from a very young age. I started using drugs at the age of 11 and was diagnosed at the age of 14 with numerous mental illnesses. I have been in and out of jail numerous times from the age of 18 until the age of 21. At that time, I expressed to my judge through my LDA that I was sick of being homeless, being dependent on drugs and didn’t have hope ahead of me. At this point, I decided to come to the CORE unit. Upon arrival I was lost, broken and lonely. Through my time and help from CORE, I have found myself and my purpose once more. I no longer feel broken and have many great friends and wonderful relationships with my family and loved ones. Thanks to this program, I have hope and a great future ahead of me.” Phillip Tso, CORE client Below is what Philip’s case manager had to say about him. Phillip Tso came to CORE from jail with a hope and desire to change his life from continued recidivism. Before entering CORE, Phillip had a long history of self-sabotage and substance abuse. He came to CORE with a weary mind, however, he has exhibited a change in his mindset and behavior. He is now returning to school and has been clean and sober for over two years. He maintains his participation in aftercare by volunteering at CORE and is an incredible help around the office. He is a strong leader that has many positive relationships with the other clients and staff.